Aretha Franklin’s Son Beaten, Hospitalized in Detroit

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A rep for Aretha Franklin says the singer’s son has been severely beaten at a gas station in Detroit.

Gwendolyn Quinn says in a statement that Eddie Franklin was assaulted Monday night and was undergoing surgery at a Detroit-area hospital. The statement says three people may have been involved in the beating.

Quinn says she didn’t have any additional information beyond the statement.

The Queen of Soul is one of the most honored musicians in American history, having won numerous Grammys; the National Medal of Arts; the Presidential Medal of Freedom and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.