This is so sad to report. Aretha Franklin‘s son, Eddie, was severely beaten outside of a gas station in Detroit Monday night. The singing legend’s rep, Gwendolyn Quinn, has confirmed that Eddie is undergoing surgery at a hospital for his injuries.
He was with a female friend who went into the gas station, and that’s when the attack occurred. When she came out and saw that he had been beaten, she drove Eddie to the hospital, dropped him off and carried on to the police station to file a report.
There were as many as three people who attacked him, and motive is not known at this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Eddie and Aretha Franklin.
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