Soul veteran Aretha Franklin has been hospitalised due to an allergic reaction to antibiotics, according to her doctor.

The star, who turns 62 tomorrow (25MAR04), has been in a Detroit, Michigan, hospital since Saturday (21MAR04) - but her

publicist initially refused to reveal what she was suffering from, only stating the legendary singer is in stable condition.

But now DR CLAUDE YOUNG reveals, "It was an allergic reaction to some antibiotics that she took... it gave her a rather severe reaction.

"She is really doing well and she will be out and, of course, it's nothing that's lasting as far as we can tell at this time."

24/03/2004 21:23