His former WHAM! bandmates gave a beautiful introduction to a musical tribute from Coldplay's Chris Martin.
Aretha Franklin has told how her on-going health problems have improved, branding her recovery "miraculous".
Legend Aretha Franklin has told how her on-going health problems have improved, branding her recovery "miraculous".
The 71-year-old singer was forced to cancel a series of shows in May on doctor's orders, but hasn't revealed what her specific health issue is.
Franklin recently told AP “My treatments are going very well. My last CAT scan, my doctor at the CAT scan and everyone who sees this says that this is miraculous, absolutely miraculous,”
"I was talking to Smokey Robinson, my oldest best friend Smokey, talking about the fact that some doctors are not very well acquainted with faith healing. And Smokey said, 'Well, they just don't know who your healer is'.
"All prayer is good, and keep me in your prayers until I am 100% not 85%, and back on-stage. The most important thing is my comfort and going at my pace. Nothing is more important than my health.”
Franklin added that she "can't wait" to start recording her new album, explaining that her team is already putting songs together for the record.
Franklin underwent surgery in 2010 for an undisclosed health issue. Fingers crossed Franklin's recovery continues until she's back on top form!