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Gladys Knight has revealed that she suffers from the same disease & # 39; than the late Aretha Franklin.

The singer said that she and the Queen of the Soul ended up joining the last time he spoke with her.

"We shared the fact that we had the same disease," Knight told WDIV while attending the memorial service.

Franklin died of pancreatic cancer on August 16

"We shared the fact that we had the same disease," Knight told WDIV while attending the memorial service.

& # 39; Lost our Queen. She is my sister and we are family, "Knight said," I did not want her to suffer, it's not our business, it's the Lord's business, I'm happy to be here to honor her.

"We had some good times, we grew up together, our families were similar, so we had things in common, we liked to eat and cook," Knight said as he entered the service.

Knight ended up talking about Franklin's illness with Us Weekly earlier this week.

"We all have our days," said the 74-year-old man. "I mean, we have absolutely no control over that." The Lord tells us where we're going and tells us when we're going to go.

Knight was a seven-time Grammy winner with her performance Gladys Knight & the Pips inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996

Knight was a seven-time Grammy winner with her performance Gladys Knight & the Pips inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

Knight was the winner of seven Grammy awards with her performance Gladys Knight & the Pips, left, but she had a close friendship with Aretha Franklin, on the right, and kept in touch with each other.

"So I'm not too upset about that, and he knows how much each one of us can bear, and he calls us home with those things in mind, that's how I feel about that, because he loves us that way."

His publicist said Friday afternoon that Knight does not have pancreatic cancer. "I'm not sure what she meant, maybe she meant that she feels her pain, but she does not have cancer," Knight's representative, Javier Delgado, told the Detroit News.

"She's healthy, someone must have misinterpreted," Delgado said.

Aretha Franklin was taken on a red carpet to the Grand Grace Temple in Detroit on Friday morning in a gold-plated coffin, wearing a full-length gold dress for her burial full of stars.

Dignitaries and celebrities filled the temple. Among the high profile guests were Whoopi Goldberg, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Ariana Grande, T.D. Jakes, Jennifer Holliday, boxer Tommy Hearns, Motown star Martha Reeves, Jesse Jackson representative Maxine Waters and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

The state troopers came to pay their respects to Franklin's open coffin in full uniform before his family came in to say goodbye.

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