Aretha Franklin Canceling Performances to Rest Up
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.
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.