Aretha Franklin Cancels Shows After Breaking Two Ribs in a Fall

Published by Dior Noir on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm.

Aretha Franklin has been forced to pull the plug on a pair of scheduled concerts in Brooklyn this week after taking a tumble in a bathtub at her Detroit home Sunday. She suffered two broken ribs from the fall and doctors say she is suffering from abdominal pain and will need to undergo further tests.

The Queen of Soul will miss what would’ve been her first appearances in Brooklyn, New York: the first at Wingate Field in Crown Heights on Aug. 9 and again at Asser Levy Seaside Park in Coney Island on Aug. 12 as part of an initiative by Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz. She was also scheduled to perform at an Aug. 11 birthday party for U.S. Representative Charles Rangel.

“I was very much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot-long hot dog at Coney Island,” the singer said in a statement. “Hopefully, I will get it before the end of August.”

We’re sending our prayers up for you, Aretha! You’ll be rockin’ steady again in no time.

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