Aretha Franklin's Son Hospitalized After Beating
Eddie Franklin beaten badly by younger men, woman
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 21, 2010 12:34 PM CDT
In a Tuesday, July 27, 2010 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – Aretha Franklin’s son Eddie is undergoing emergency surgery today, after being brutally beaten at a gas station in Detroit last night. Franklin, 52, was attacked by two men and a woman, the Detroit News reports. An unidentified bystander, an acquaintance of Franklin's, came forward to take him to the hospital.