Aretha Franklin is denying reports that she was the latest celebrity to undergo weight loss surgery.
As previously reported, the soul singer underwent surgery for a mystery illness and suddenly appeared 80 pounds thinner.
According to Aretha however, rumors of gastric bypass surgery are completely untrue and she’s simply been using a proper diet and exercise to shed pounds.
She tells Access Hollywood,
“That [gastric bypass] is something I would never ever do. I had a cousin who had that surgery and she turned green and she passed.”
She also added,
“It’s really not necessary to talk about one’s personal medical [health].”