*Aretha Franklin showed off her 85-pound weight loss during an appearance on “The View” Thursday.
“I feel wonderful, I’ve got more energy, I’ve changed my diet, going to Whole Foods now, getting the best stuff,” she said during her first appearance on the show since undergoing surgery for an undisclosed ailment. “Dropped the chitlins, drop the ham hocks, getting some — I won’t say better food, I’ll say other food.”
While she still won’t reveal the nature of her illness — speculation was that she had pancreatic cancer, something she denied.
Below, the Queen of Soul performs her new song “How Long I’ve Been Waiting” from her new CD, “Aretha, A Woman Falling Out of Love.”