Aretha plans to shut up

Singing legend Aretha Franklin, pictured, has at last found "a cure" for the laryngitis that hampered her career for years.

Singing legend Aretha Franklin, pictured, has at last found "a cure" for the laryngitis that hampered her career for years.

The 20-time Grammy winner frequently found herself suffering from throat and voice problems until it dawned on her she was wearing out her voice box.

The 66-year-old Queen of Soul said: "I used to get laryngitis and I couldn't understand why. It was singing too much - and talking when I should just keep quiet." - Wenn

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