While he didn't divulge too many details about the situation, Showbiz 411 founder Roger Friedman wrote on Sunday evening that Franklin, 76, is now surrounded by family and other loved ones, who have asked for prayers and privacy for the legendary singer.
Her family have asked for "prayers and privacy", the website reports.
In 2011 star was forced to deny she had pancreatic cancer after reading a report in a newspaper.
Franklin has been battling numerous health problems for years and had to cancel a series of concerts last summer citing "doctor's orders".
Below, revisit Franklin's stunning rendition of the National Anthem at the 2016 Super Bowl, which marked one of her final live performances.
Aretha Franklin is "gravely ill" according to reports.
The soul legend last performed on 2nd November 2017 for the benefit of the AIDS Foundation in NY, after stating her intention to retire in February that same year. Journalist Harry Hairston also revealed: "Spoke with close friend of Aretha Franklin and family".
Aretha began her career the 1950s, and released her first album "Songs Of Faith" in 1956. "Iconic singer not doing well", he tweeted.
Her biggest hits include "Respect", "I Say A Little Prayer" and "Natural Woman". In February 2017, she announced that she would be retiring from performing - though she still wanted to continue recording her music.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has 18 Grammy Awards to her credit, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award and Grammy Legend Award, and has sold more than 75 million records. Newsweek wrote that the death hoax, which originated from a fake Aretha Franklin Twitter account, was quickly shot down by the singer's representative, who debunked the rumors in a brief statement.