Aretha Franklin Says She’s 85 Percent Healed

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Franklin said she’s been spending her time resting, eating right and taking better care of herself, which has led to a decline in her blood pressure.

She said she’s looking forward to performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in February but isn’t rushing back to the stage.

“The most important thing is my comfort and going at my pace. Nothing is more important than my health,” she said.

Franklin is also planning another album.

“I can’t wait for that,” she said. “They’re working on the tracks now.”

But she seemed most disappointed that she won’t be able to go to next week’s U.S. Open tennis championships in New York City, where she planned to make a bit of a fashion statement.

“I had really got this hot, hot, hot three-piece Escada short set to wear … with some fine platforms but doggone it, I’m just not up to traveling quite as far as New York,” she said. “It will have to wait. … (though) I could very well still get there this year.”

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