Posted in music | tour dates on August 4, 2010

Aretha

"Due to fractured ribs and pain in the abdomen, it was necessary for Ms. Franklin to cancel and reschedule the two concerts," said the statement from spokeswoman Gwendolyn Quinn. Franklin's doctors have advised her to come in for tests immediately, the statement said.

Efforts are being made to reschedule the concerts at the end of August, Quinn said.

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

Franklin, 68, also noted, "I will really miss that nice slice of cake from Congressman Charlie Rangel's birthday party and singing 'Happy Birthday' to him."

Franklin, dubbed the "Queen of Soul," was scheduled to perform at Rangel's 80th birthday party on August 11, the statement said. [CNN]

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Comments (32)

Hahaha, amazing headline. Well-played, BV.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 10:50 AM


Touche

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 10:52 AM

sounds unethical to me

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 10:53 AM

I wonder why she has pain in the abdomen? MAYBE ALL THE HOT DOGS AND CAKE?!?!?!?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 10:56 AM

lol fatass

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 10:59 AM

Aretha's bat wings > YOU

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:02 AM

What a fat bag of shit. Absolutely disgusting....

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:03 AM

I would pay good money to see Aretha standing in line at Nathans, pounding down a foot-long chili dog.

Posted by M | August 4, 2010 11:08 AM

I love hot dogs and cake too!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:14 AM

she may be big, but she is still a crazy queen. that said, i'd put some dry rub on that hamhock and slow cook that shit till it falls of the bone.

Posted by boner stabone | August 4, 2010 11:16 AM

There's not enough light hearted headlines like this in the music blog world anymore. Great stuff.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:18 AM

Is her arm made out of gyros?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:18 AM

The broken ribs came from Tony Roma's.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:23 AM

the delay is that it took the dr. 3 weeks to locate her ribs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:26 AM

Wow she needs to calm it down with the food intake.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:33 AM

I have no doubt all you clever and crazy smart BV readers understand and appreciate what an important and accomplished musician she is, within the entire history of Western Pop music. And some of your comments, despite being broad, hackneyed and predictable, do elicit a mild chuckle. But, none of you, including the Queen herself, know that there are NO foot-longs at Coney, certainly not at Nathan's. I also blame all of you long term tourists for the horrifying presence of chili and cheese for you pikers to slather on your dogs or fries. Cheese??? For chrissakes, it's a fucking Jewish derived beef frank. Morons.

Posted by noisejoke | August 4, 2010 11:43 AM

look of those droopy bags of hummus on her arms...

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:47 AM

LOL @ "long term tourists" awesome cheese on a hotdog is like putting bacon in yr hummus, just wrong.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:55 AM

it's all over when the fat lady doesn't sing

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 11:55 AM

bacon on anything is so right

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 12:06 PM

I really thought the headline referred to barbecued spare ribs at first.

Posted by LKJ | August 4, 2010 12:08 PM

Don't they have bacon on the fries at Nathans?

Posted by M | August 4, 2010 12:12 PM

Bet you $10 she wouldn't have cancelled if it had been scheduled for the Cake Shop.

Posted by Thierry Ennui | August 4, 2010 12:34 PM

haha zing!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 12:47 PM

can you imagine what it's like to be her ribs?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 12:52 PM

not even aretha want's to be seen at scumbag charlie rangel's party.

at least rangel will lose some weight on his upcoming prison diet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 12:59 PM

that is one fat fuck

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 2:59 PM

i put bacon and cheese on my hot dogs! you know what kind of foot long she wanted anyway

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 3:03 PM

@11:43

Shhhhh! If Aretha finds out there are not food long hot dogs at Nathan's she'll never return to NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 5:23 PM

shwarama

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 7:44 PM

I would recommend to Ms. Franklin that she try adding hummus to her diet. It is healthy, and delicious!

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2010 8:12 PM

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