Gladys Knight Illness: Is She Sick?
Singer Gladys Knight revealed that she has pancreatic cancer, the same illness that took the life of her late friend and fellow soul icon, Aretha Franklin.
But, hours after she opened up about her illness, the singer's representative denied the report. "Gladys doesn't have pancreatic cancer," Knight's rep Jay Schwartz later claimed. "She is okay!"
As per WDIV, a local television station in Detroit, Michigan, Knight claimed to have "the same illness" as Franklin while at the Queen of Soul's service at Greater Grace Temple.
Knight clarified the misunderstanding in a statement to Rolling Stone through Schwartz. She wanted to be clear that she and Aretha talked about having cancer and that Gladys' was stage 1 breast cancer and Aretha's was pancreatic.
As of now, she seems to be in excellent spirits and still continuing her music career actively at the age of 78.