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Aretha Franklin Postpones Detroit-Area Show Because of Ongoing Medical Issue

Image courtesy of Peter Kramer/NBC (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Peter Kramer/NBC (via ABC News Radio)

Aretha Franklin 's health issues have forced her to postpone an upcoming Detroit-area concert that she's already rescheduled once before.  The Detroit Free Press reports that The Queen of Soul's July 27 show at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkson, Michigan, which originally had been scheduled for June 22, has been shelved.

In a statement from the singer addressed to her "fans, friends and supporters," she says the reason for the postponement is "due to my miscalculation of the end of my treatment" for an undisclosed ailment.

Franklin further explains, "It would be totally disruptive to stop them now and go into concert with total success right at the door, 100%."

While no specific new date has been announced for the show, Aretha tells fans in the message that she'll "see you next summer."  She finishes the statement by saying, "I love you much and more than the spoken word can tell."

Back in May, Franklin canceled two other concerts -- in Chicago and Mashantucket, Connecticut -- after announcing that she needed treatment for an undisclosed medical condition.  Later that same month, she reported that she was postponing any additional shows until at least July while she continued her recovery.

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