Aretha Franklin Denies Gastric Bypass RumorsAretha Franklin has shed a shocking amount of weight in recent months, but the singer isn't about to share her slenderizing secrets just yet.

At age 68, Franklin has lost a whopping 85 pounds, but tells Access Hollywood that her newly slim figure was not the result of weight-loss surgery.

When asked point-blank whether or not she had undergone a gastric bypass, Franklin responded, "Definitely not, and would not."