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Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Get Well Soon: Aretha Franklin Cancels Michigan Concert Citing Medical Issues

arethafranklinSoul singer Aretha Franklin has canceled an upcoming concert near Detroit, as she reportedly recovers from ongoing health issues.

Franklin was scheduled to perform at the DTE Energy Pine Knob Theater in Clarkston, Michigan on July 27. This is the second cancellation for her Michigan fans from the show’s original date in June. Other dates in Chicago, Connecticut, Ottawa and Montreal have also been rescheduled, according to Detroit Free Press.

According to Reuters:

“Franklin, 71, said in an open letter to her fans that she was canceling her July 27 show at the DTE Energy Pine Knob Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, due to ‘miscalculation’ of the end of her treatment.

“‘It would be totally disruptive to stop them now and go into concert with total success right at the door,’ Franklin said.

“Franklin and her representatives did not disclose the nature of the singer’s illness. David Brokaw, Franklin’s publicist, stated, ‘Aretha fully intends to get back to her full schedule of work as soon as she can.’”

This isn’t the first time fans have been kept in the dark about Franklin’s medical issues. In 2010, she was forced to cancel a concert tour to undergo surgery for an undisclosed health issue.

Get well soon!

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