Aretha Franklin takes a month off her tour

Thursday May 23, 2013

Aretha Franklin has announced she is rescheduling her tour so she can take off the month of June.

A spokesman for the singer, 71, has said that Aretha will reschedule two shows and resume her touring schedule in July.

Publicist David Brokaw provided no other details.

Aretha announced earlier this month that she would cancel scheduled performances in Chicago and Connecticut this week to undergo medical treatment. She did not specify what type of treatment she was receiving.

Aretha appeared on the season finale of American Idol last week via satellite, singing a medley of her hits with the show's female finalists.

The singer previously cancelled shows for medical reasons in 2010, when she was hospitalised for several weeks, leading to rumours she was being treated for pancreatic cancer, which she denied.

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