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Aretha Franklin looks completely different with trim figure at one of her last shows















Queen of soul Aretha Franklin looked completely different when she made an appearance at a concert in Philadelphia on Saturday.

The 75-year-old singer wowed fans with her amazing voice but also shocked them with her much trimmer figure during her performance at the Mann Center venue. Recent years have seen the soul icon suffer ill-health which has caused her to cancel lots of shows. In 2010, she had to cancel shows for medical reasons and underwent emergency abdominal surgery. Though she denied reports she had pancreatic cancer, she later admitted to having had a tumour removed.

The illness is most likely the reason why she looks slimmer. For her performance, she ignored a chair placed on the stage and belted out some of her hits including an encore of 'Respect'. It will be one of the last times her fans there get to see her as she told a Detroit radio station in February that she will retire this year.

"I must tell you, I’m retiring this year," she said.

See what she now looks like below.

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