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Aretha Franklin‘s recent shedding of 80-plus pounds after a recent health scare have led to rumors that the still-reigning Queen of Soul underwent gastric bypass surgery.  However, Franklin is denying these rumors, but won’t say how she lost the weight.

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“Definitely not and would not,” Franklin, 68, said when asked by Access Hollywood if she had gastric bypass surgery.

Queen Ree Ree is also still not speaking about the specifics surrounding the medical procedure she underwent late last year.  Rumors spread that Franklin was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

“I don’t have to talk about my health with anybody other than my doctors,” Franklin quipped. “The problem has been resolved.”

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