Aretha Franklin cancels six months of appearances on doctors' orders

68-year-old was recently admitted to hospital

Aretha Franklin cancels six months of appearances on doctors' orders
Aretha Franklin has cancelled all public appearances for the next six months following advice from her doctors.

The singer, 68, was admitted to hospital in Detroit in October for undisclosed reasons, and also broke two ribs in a fall in August.

Although she is now at home resting, she has been told to cancel all gigs and concerts for the next six months "at the insistence" of her doctors, reports BBC News.

Franklin's publicist apologised for the cancellations and said the singer was "very anxious to get back on the road to perform for her fans".

Among the cancelled gigs is a Christmas show in Detroit that would have seen her perform with Temptations singer Dennis Edwards, to whom she was once briefly engaged.

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