Aretha Franklin Cancels Shows Due to Health Issue

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The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has canceled some upcoming performances due to unknown "medical reasons."

The 71-year-old singer was scheduled to perform May 20 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and on May 26 at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.

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A representative with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra toldReuters that Franklin had canceled because of a "doctor's recommendation for treatment" during the time frame of the scheduled show.  A spokesman for Foxwoods said the singer also called off that show because of unspecified "medical reasons."

Franklin was forced to call off a concert tour in 2010 after being treated for an undisclosed ailment and also underwent surgery.

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