Mariah Carey Sends Prayers for 'Gravely Ill’ Aretha Franklin

Prayers are pouring in today for the legendary Aretha Franklin, who is said to be "gravely ill." Mariah Carey posted an old black-and-white glamor shot, writing: "Praying for the queen of soul." "My love, prayers and warm thoughts are with Aretha Franklin," Paula Abdul said. Franklin's family friend, anchor Evrod Cassimy of WDIV-TV in Detroit, tweeted: “Just got a chance to speak to Aretha Franklin. She is resting and surrounded by close friends and family. She is asking for your prayers at this time.”