Praying For Aretha Franklin…

Posted On : August 24, 2016

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ILOSM family we’re keeping Aretha Franklin in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. She’s had to cancel upcoming shows for health issues. Read he statement below…

“Regretfully, due to doctors’ orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so. I’m especially disappointed because two of them are among my favorite cities, Washington D.C. and New York. I don’t want to miss any. I should continue the rest of my tour by November. I decided it was time to go home and take care of myself consistent with doctors’ orders,” -Aretha Franklin

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The Queen of Soul canceled two performances at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall for “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” on Sept. 15 and a solo concert on Sept. 23.

This is the first time Aretha is announcing cancellations due to a health reason since August 2015, when she cancelled her show in Las Vegas due to exhaustion.

Speculations have continued to surface that her several other cancellations within the past year were due to health issues that she didn’t want to acknowledge:

In March of this year, canceled two Florida concerts “due to lack of band personnel.” Six months prior (Sept. 2015), she canceled an Oklahoma performance because she stated she didn’t feel like traveling so far after such a long trip to the West Coast: “After such a long, 4,200-mile drive to the West Coast in July, I’m not prepared to drive as far west so soon again. I am so sorry to have to disappoint my fans there, but I will reschedule,” Franklin said at in October,” stated Aretha.

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At 74 years young it’s understandable how rigorous touring and performing can take a toll on anyone. So we sincerely hope you get well soon Queen and take all the time you need…your fans will still be here patiently waiting your return.




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