Saturday 25 March 2017

Franklin cancels gigs after fall

Aretha Franklin has cancelled two concerts after breaking ribs in a fall
Aretha Franklin has cancelled two concerts after breaking ribs in a fall

Aretha Franklin has cancelled two free concerts in New York after breaking ribs in a fall.

The soul singer's press office said that she is also suffering from abdominal pain after Sunday's incident. Aretha said doctors had ordered her to undergo tests.

She said efforts are under way to reschedule the cancelled concerts, which were to have taken place on August 9 and 12, for later in the month.

In a statement, Aretha had said she was "very much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot-long hot dog at Coney Island".

Aretha was also due to perform at a birthday party for US representative Charles Rangel.

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