Aretha Franklin Cancels Concert In Michigan Over Health Issues

Singing legend Aretha Franklin has canceled a concert in Michigan over continued health issues.

As was reported by The Inquisitr back in May, Franklin had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness and was forced to cancel two shows and all of her June appearances in her US tour.

In May, the announcement of the cancellations came on her official Facebook page to the disappointment of her many fans. However, they were quick to send well wishes to the singer.

This time, the soul music superstar announced on Friday that she canceled an upcoming concert in Michigan, citing recovery from health issues that forced her to postpone concerts earlier this year.

Franklin, 71, said in an open letter to her fans that she was canceling her July 27 show at the DTE Energy Pine Knob Theater in Clarkston, Michigan, due to “miscalculation” of the end of her treatment.

“It would be totally disruptive to stop them now and go into concert with total success right at the door,” Franklin said in her letter.

According to her publicist, “Aretha fully intends to get back to her full schedule of work as soon as she can.”

The 71-year-old diva was forced to cancel a number of shows in May and June because of her health. In her letter to fans Franklin explains,

“I must cancel one last time my… concert July 27 (sic) due to my miscalculation of the end of my treatment. It would be totally disruptive to stop them now and go into concert with total success right at the door, 100 per cent.

Franklin is keeping the nature of her illness quiet, but in 2010, the author of hits such as Respect and Flood of Chains was also forced to cancel a tour due to poor health.

Aretha Franklin is an icon of the 1960s and 1970s with her distinctive voice. It appears that her canceled show is only a temporary issue.

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