Aretha Franklin is ‘gravely ill’ according to reports.
The Queen of Soul, 76, is surrounded by her family in Detroit, according to Showbiz 411.
They have asked for prayers and privacy for the the singing legend, who has battled health problems for the past number of years.
Aretha was performing as recently as last year; but last summer she canceled a series of concerts citing ‘doctor’s orders’.
All three of Aretha’s siblings fell to cancer.