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Queen of Soul Respects the Treadmill


I love me some Aretha Franklin. One of my all time favorite workout play lists that I frequent on my iPod is an Aretha compilation.

It's no secret that the Queen of Soul has struggled with her weight, but now she 's opening up to People about hitting the treadmill.

Here are highlights:

People: It's no secret you've had some struggles with your weight in recent years.
AF: Who hasn't had a weight issue? If not the body, certainly the big head! (Laughs.) But I have no such issues now.

People: How much have you lost?
AF: A lot of weight. I won't say the number, but I found the magic numbers on the treadmill. Slowly but surely. It's all happy.

People: No surgery?
AF: I would never, ever do that. I know many women who [had gastric bypass surgery]] who are having a bad time now, unfortunately. It's nothing I would ever do.

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