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Aug 3, 2010 9:41 PM by Alison Haynes

Aretha Franklin cancels Brooklyn shows after a fall

DETROIT (AP) - Aretha Franklin says she's recovering from a fall
and will miss two free concerts in New York.
Franklin's office says the Queen of Soul broke ribs and has
abdominal pain from Sunday's fall. Franklin says her doctors
advised her to undergo tests.
She says efforts are under way to reschedule the canceled
concerts for late August.
In a statement released Tuesday, Franklin says she was "very
much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot-long
hot dog at Coney Island."
The concerts were set for Monday and Aug. 12.
Franklin also was to perform at an Aug. 11 birthday party for
U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y.

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