Posted in music | tour dates on November 10, 2010

Aretha Franklin & wine
Aretha

Aretha Franklin has been ordered by doctors to cancel all personal appearances for the next six months, including her scheduled December concert at the Fox Theatre.

The news comes days after the 68-year-old Detroit star was hospitalized for several days at Sinai-Grace for undisclosed reasons. She'd been forced to cancel shows last week in Missouri and Virginia.

"Doctors' orders have required her to cancel all concert and personal appearances through May 2011," publicist Tracey Jordan told the Free Press this morning.

A statement from the singer's camp said Franklin "sends her sincerest apologies to her loyal followers and colleagues for the canceled shows. [Detroit Free Press]

Those cancellations include the two February shows she was scheduled to play at Radio City Music Hall, and makes four NYC show cancellations in less than a year.

And speaking of artists who recently cancelled a NYC-area show, and then scheduled a new one at Radio City Music Hall, Interpol's Radio City show goes on AmEx & WRXP presale on Thursday at 9am, and then on general sale Friday at noon.

Iron & Wine's Radio City show is on AmEx presale now, and goes on general sale Friday at 11am.

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Comments (18)

why are there wine bottle poorly photoshopped into this picture?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:11 PM

she should tour with morrissey.

Posted by jan jansson | November 10, 2010 12:12 PM

it's because she sat down, got wedged in that chair and can't get up...

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:15 PM

her publicist is tracey jordan!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:24 PM

So...would you?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:27 PM

I wouldn't hit it. Maybe throw it a turkey leg....

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:33 PM

i'd hit that frass

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:45 PM

who supports interpol?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:47 PM

who's zoomin who?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 12:52 PM

$52 for Iron & Wine in a room that's too big for them (yet not big enough for Aretha)

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 1:04 PM

Keep canceling shows Aretha. That's the way to keep fans! Maybe stop eating for 10 mins and think about it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 1:26 PM

wine bottles look funny

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 1:34 PM

i like how she's kinda falling out of that chair

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 1:38 PM

Huge boobs

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 3:32 PM

Someone get the obituary ready.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2010 5:51 PM

Hope she recovers quickly and is able to reschedule the date at the Fox.

Posted by Ohio State Football | November 10, 2010 10:40 PM

She needs to lose about 200 pounds if she is going to be able to tour any more.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2010 8:48 AM

Wow. New Yorkers are really mean!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2010 3:40 PM

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