Aretha Franklin Taking a Break from Touring Until July; Plans to Reschedule Canceled Shows
Peter Kramer/NBCAfter canceling a pair of concerts this month because of unspecified medical issues, Aretha Franklin apparently is now set to take a break from touring until July. A representative for the Queen of Soul confirmed to ABC News Radio a recent report that the singer will be staying off the concert stage through the coming month, and that she's planning to reschedule the two nixed shows.
The aforementioned performances originally had been set to take place this past Monday in Chicago and this coming Sunday in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
The 71-year-old music legend was last seen on the finale of Fox's American Idol on May 16. Appearing live via satellite, Aretha sang a medley of her classic songs with the program's female contestants.
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