*Aretha Franklin released a statement through a different publicity firm on Thursday to clear up some inaccuracies regarding the beating of her son Monday night at a Detroit gas station.
Franklin states that Eddie Franklin, 52, underwent surgery after arriving at a hospital emergency room early Tuesday morning, and that his jaw was wired shut.
Franklin also said her son’s girlfriend gave the wrong location of Monday night’s attack.
The incident was originally reported by Franklin’s spokesperson, Gwendolyn Quinn. In Thursday’s statement, Franklin refers to Quinn’s GQ Media and Public Relations Inc. as her “former publicist.”