Queen of Soul released from Michigan hospital

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DETROIT — Aretha Franklin has been released from Michigan's Sinai Grace Hospital following a short stay for an undisclosed condition.

Aretha Franklin, publicity photo

The Grammy Award-winning songstress was admitted to the hospital at the recommendation of her doctors. Franklin is now resting comfortably at home, according to a news release issued today. She is anxious to get back on the road to perform, the release said.

"I would like to thank my friends, fans and supporters for all the beautiful flowers and their many well wishes," Franklin said.

The 68-year-old singer is known for such powerhouse hits as "Respect," "Chain of Fools" and "Think." She also appeared in the movie "The Blues Brothers."