Aretha Franklin Canceling Performances to Rest Up

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Aretha Franklin performs onstage at The Fox Theatre on Nov. 8, 2014 in Atlanta.

Aretha Franklin is canceling some upcoming concerts to rest up.

The 74-year-old singer said in a statement Monday (Aug. 22) that "due to doctors' orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so," including an Aug. 26 show at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts near Vienna, Virginia.

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Franklin is canceling two performances at New York City's Radio City Music Hall: She'll skip Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 on Sept. 15 and a solo show on Sept. 23.

The Queen of Soul said she should be back on the road in November. She canceled a show in Las Vegas last year because of exhaustion.