Health Issue Forces Aretha Franklin to Cancel Shows

The Queen of Soul has to cancel several upcoming shows, including two gigs at New York City's Radio City Music Hall in September.

AceShowbiz - %cAretha Franklin% has given her fans a scare again. The "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" hitmaker has to cancel a few of her upcoming concerts due to health concerns. "Due to doctors' orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so," she said in a statement on Monday, August 22 without detailing her condition.

The canceled shows include her upcoming performance at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on August 26 near Vienna, Virginia. She will also not be able to perform two shows at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, one of which is the "%cTony Bennett% Celebrates 90" on September 15 and the other is a solo headlining gig on September 23.

The Queen of Soul is expected to be back on the road in November, the Associated Press reports.

The 74-year-old singer canceled a show in Las Vegas last year because of exhaustion.

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