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Just days after she was honored at the Grammys, Aretha Franklin has announced that she is returning to the stage on May 28th.

The Queen of Soul told the Associated Press that she is operating at “150 percent,” and she scheduled her first post-surgery concert for May 28 in Buffalo, N.Y. Earlier that month, she will release her long-awaited new album, ‘Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love.’

Following her surgery, Franklin began a new exercise program, instated a healthier diet and shed some pounds.

“I want to not only maintain the weight I am at now, but better it, by one dress size,” she says. “You just have to maintain good health from here.”

Welcome back Aretha!

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