Aretha Franklin’s son Eddie has checked himself out of a hospital, days after being brutally beaten to the point where he needed surgery. As previously reported on Singersroom, 52-year-old Eddie was attacked at a Detroit gas station by three people, two men and a woman, near Plymouth and Evergreen on the cityâs northwest side on Monday night, September 20. Eddie was accompanied by a female, who was inside at the time of attack. After noticing Eddie lying in a pool of blood, she immediately drove him to a hospital, where doctors reportedly operated. According to some sources, the female suspect appeared to be about 19 years old, and one of the men had dreadlocks. All three were African American. Police officials in Detroit, Michigan have requested Eddie to come forward and make a formal report of the assault. “We’re waiting for him to file a police report,” Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said. “When our officers went to talk to him at the hospital, he had already checked himself out and left.” There are no security cameras at the gas station that would help police investigate the case. “We have nothing at all,” Stephens said.