"Family is there with her", he said of the singer, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. 18 Grammys and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Franklin's nephew, Tim Franklin, confirmed the 76-year-old star's status to People following an anonymous source on Sunday revealing that the soul singer's family was "asking for prayers and privacy".
All the best to Franklin and her family and friends during this hard time.
Aretha's final public performance was at the Mann Center in Philadelphia in August 2017, where she reportedly battled through "exhaustion and dehydration" to "miraculously" complete the show.
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Reflecting on her stellar life, she said: "I feel very, very enriched and satisfied with respect to where my career came from, and where it is now. She performed on stage and on the big screen in movies as well, but it's that voice and that power that people remember so fondly", he said.
Robert Smith, the current pastor at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit where Ms. Franklin's father was the reverend, told AFP that Franklin's representatives asked him on Monday to "keep praying for her".
Beyoncé dedicated her show on Monday night to the ailing Aretha Franklin, in a tribute to the legendary songstress in her hometown of Detroit. "So many have given us decades of Timeless music".
The Lemonade singer also added that "We love you and thank you", according to concert goers, as well as the venue, Ford Field, itself. That is, I think, what we should say about Aretha today. Rumors circulated that her condition placed her "near death", but her family has backed off that claim. "Hillary and I are thinking about Aretha Franklin tonight", former President Bill Clinton wrote.