Aretha Franklin, who says she’s back at “150 percent,” is planning to return to the stage in May for her first post-surgery performance. She will also 

release an album that month exclusively through Walmart. Aretha also said she is working on losing more weight; she is noticeably slimmer since her December surgery. The 68-year-old Franklin underwent surgery for an undisclosed ailment in December. She calls it “more than minor surgery.” Franklin, who canceled several performances last year because of illness, has set her first concert since surgery on May 28th at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Buffalo, New York, and is set to release her long-awaited album, “Aretha: A Woman Falling Out of Love,” the first week of May.