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Friday 28 April 2017

Franklin fractures toe in heels

Aretha Franklin had the accident while packing after a performance
Aretha Franklin had the accident while packing after a performance

Aretha Franklin is performing in a hospital boot after stumbling over a designer shoe and fracturing a toe on her left foot.

The soul star's spokeswoman said that the singer has not missed any gigs despite the misstep following a private performance in Dallas.

Aretha performed on Thursday at the home of an "oil baron" and was packing at her hotel when the spiked heel of a Jimmy Choo shoe "wrapped" around her toe.

The spokeswoman said the Grammy-winner awoke the next day and "it was still hurting and throbbing".

Aretha stopped on Friday at an Indianapolis hospital and received the bad news. She continued on to a scheduled performance and was expected to sing on Tuesday night at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia.

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