Aretha Franklin Hopes For Quick Recovery After Injury

Aretha Franklin hopes to make a quick and full recovery after falling at her home earlier this week and breaking her ribs, forcing her to cancel two concerts.

Her spokesman said Franklin, 68, had fallen and sustained minor injuries. "She has canceled a few dates but expects to make a quick and full recovery," he said.

Franklin suffered the injuries on Sunday (Aug. 1).

"The Queen of Soul" was to have sung at two shows in Brooklyn, New York and at a third performance for U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel's 80th birthday party.

The free concerts in New Jersey had been planned for Aug. 9 and 12, and new dates have yet to be rescheduled.

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