Gladys Knight sent news outlets into a frenzy when she told a reporter she and Aretha Franklin had the ‘same disease’ as she made her way into Aretha’s funeral.
After her publicist issued a statement saying Gladys doesn’t have cancer, Gladys tells TMZ that she was referring to the fact that she DID have breast cancer.
Gladys just told TMZ, “I’d like to clarify that Aretha and I discussed both of us having cancer, mine was stage 1 breast cancer and hers was pancreatic. Due to early detection, I am cancer-free and grateful for that.”
Gladys continues, “It is unfortunate that on a day we should be celebrating Aretha’s life and massive contribution to our world, a reporter who did not relay accurate information has missed the message. I send my love to the entire Franklin family and my gratitude to them for sharing such an extraordinary person with us.”
We’re relieved to hear that Gladys is in good health.