Aretha Franklin has been advised by her doctor to cancel a number of upcoming concerts over the next month.
Aretha Franklin has been advised by her doctor to cancel a number of concerts.
The 74-year-old singer has axed an upcoming gig in Virginia this month, along with a performance at 'Tony Bennett Celebrates 90' and a solo show at New York City's Radio City Music Hall in September.
She said in a statement: ''Due to doctors' orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so.''
Aretha expects to return to performing in November.
Meanwhile, Aretha recently revealed she has no plans to retire.
She said: ''There's a lot of great singers out here.''
Asked who could take over from her, she added: ''I'm here I'm not going anywhere. This is what I do.
''I'm doing very well. I'm going to be around. I'll be like Perry Como [was], somewhere on a couch laying down with a microphone, still singing.''
The 'Respect' singer is currently busy working on her upcoming biopic and is delighted with the person who will portray her in the as-yet untitled project.
She said: ''I've talked to the person that is going to play me.
''I'm not going to say who I chose, but I've talked to her and she's ready and I'm happy with her.''
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