Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

Aretha cancels all shows until May

Aretha Franklin has cancelled all concerts until May due to health worries

Aretha Franklin has cancelled all concert dates and personal appearances until May.

A spokeswoman for the 68-year-old Queen of Soul said the singer's doctors "have required her to do so".

The news came several days after publicist Tracey Jordan announced that Franklin had been discharged from a Detroit hospital following a brief stay.

Ms Jordan refused to say whether the events were connected and did not offer any details about Franklin's condition.

One of the shows being cancelled is a Christmas concert scheduled for Detroit's Fox Theatre on December 9.

Theatre operator Olympia Entertainment said the show was being called off "due to medical reasons".

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