Aretha Franklin fell in her home, breaking two ribs

68 years old, American singer accuses abdominal pain and was advised by her doctor to do a complete analysis.

Aretha Franklin, who played last week with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, at a charity gala held in Philadelphia, had in her schedule two free concerts, in New York, early next week.

In a statement issued to The Detroit News, Aretha Franklin said she hopes to reschedule these concerts over several weeks. She is “very much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot-long hot dog at Coney Island”.

Franklin had been due to perform on Monday and Thursday next week and had also been scheduled to appear at a private birthday party.

Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz said he hoped the shows could be rescheduled “when she’s feeling better”.

“All of Brooklyn wishes Aretha Franklin a speedy recovery,” he said in a statement.

In 1987, Franklin became the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and last year she sang at the inauguration of US President Barack Obama.

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