Soul queen ARETHA FRANKLIN returned to the stage to perform in New York on Tuesday night (22Oct13) after months of ill health.
The 71 year old has been battling health problems since 2010, when she underwent an operation to remove a tumour. Her professional life has since been blighted after undisclosed issues forced to her cancel a string of shows throughout 2013.
But she made her comeback in glamorous style earlier this week when she performed her classic hit Respect at the 30th annual Night of Stars Gala in Manhattan.
Designer Marc Jacobs was honored with the event's Superstar Award in recognition of his talents. He was presented with the award by pop star Miley Cyrus, who told the crowd she had considered joining Franklin onstage to re-enact her infamous appearance at the MTV Music Video Awards in August (13).
Cyrus told the crowd, "If I knew that was where Aretha was going (with her performance) I would have come out here. She asked me if I was going to twerk, but I didn't know if this was the right audience for that."
Other winners at the event included style gurus Christopher Kane, Angela Missoni and Alexander Wang, while guests such as Sofia Coppola, Kate Upton and Karlie Kloss walked the red carpet.
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