Gladys Knight is said to be in excellent health after rumors that she was suffering from pancreatic cancer in August following the death of Aretha Franklin. Knight, 74, has been active in show business since 1942, when she participated in "The Original Amateur Hour" on television. Later that year, Knight and several members of his family formed a musical act called the Pips. The group joined Motown's roster in 1966 and his career will be successful, succeeding until 1988, when the Pips retired and Knight went solo.
On February 3, 2019, Knight will sing the national anthem before the Super Bowl 53 between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams.
Here's what you need to know:
1. Knight said last time she spoke to Aretha Franklin, the couple had talked about "sharing the same illness"
In an interview with WDIV on the day of Aretha Franklin's funeral in August 2018, Knight, 74, said, "The last time I spoke to him, we were at the same hotel and we did not did not know … we shared the fact that we had the same disease. The funeral of Aretha Franklin took place in Detroit on August 31st. Knight was produced at the funeral. Before singing, Knight said, "It's a great journey and he knows all our needs, wherever we are, and he gives us the cure for everything, one way or another. Because he likes us like that, even in our music. He sends us messages. And the little pain we are feeling right now, we can put it forward. "
2. Knight's reporter has made it clear that the singer "Is Fine"
Gladys Knight is suffering from pancreatic cancer. The same disease that Franklin died on August 16th. Addressing Detroit News, Knight's reporter, Jay Schwartz, said Knight was not suffering from pancreatic cancer: "She's fine," Schwartz continued, saying that he does not did not know. what Knight meant by the commentary.
3. Knight Battled & Beat Stage 1 Breast Cancer
In a statement after the confusion of pancreatic cancer, Knight said in a statement, via Page Six, that she had fought cancer, but that his was a stage 1 breast cancer. Knight said: " Because of early detection, I am free from cancer and I am grateful for that. " Knight blamed the confusion on "a reporter who did not relay specific information missed the message."
4. Knight's son has been charged with threatening to expose Knight of Alzheimer's disease in a blackmail conspiracy
TMZ reported in September 2016 that his son Shanga Hankerson, who was separated from Knight, had threatened to disclose confidential medical information about the singer. All this was part of an alleged blackmail conspiracy. The secret information was that Knight was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Hankerson ran a chain of restaurants in Atlanta, Gladys Knight's chicken and waffles. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Hankerson had fallen into serious financial trouble with the IRS and that he was accused of having organized "sexual evenings". Knight was trying to have his name removed from the restaurant.
5. In 2012, Knight said she lost 60 pounds at "Dancing With the Stars"
In 2012, Knight brought his many talents to "Dancing With the Stars". Although she did not come home with the trophy, Knight said that when she played in the series, she lost 30 kg. Knight told his partner, Tristan MacManus, that the program was "exhausting". She added that her membership in Fershology's Getslim with the Stars program helped her lose weight. Knight said, "You must eat healthy and put some movement in it."
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