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Aretha Franklin Hails Surgery as Success

Singers Aretha Franklin, left, and Bebe Winans perform onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on Feb. 10, 2008, in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

DETROIT (CBS/AP) Aretha Franklin remains hospitalized but she says her surgery was "highly successful'' and credits the positive outcome to the prayers of well-wishers.

In a statement released Thursday to The Associated Press, the Queen of Soul says: "God is still in control. I had superb doctors and nurses whom were blessed by all the prayers of the city and the country.''

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A cousin told the Detroit Free Press she did not know how long the singer would be in the hospital. Brenda Corbett said the medical procedure took place around 5 a.m. on Thursday in Detroit.

"She's doing really really good," Corbett was quoted in the newspaper's report.

Franklin has not disclosed the condition for which she was being treated.

Last month, the 68-year-old singer announced she was canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors.

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