Sunday, August 12, 2007

For her fans in Detroit

The Associated Press reports:

The Queen of Soul is cooling her heels. Aretha Franklin announced she has canceled her hometown concert Sunday night at an outdoor amphitheater in suburban Detroit, citing heat exhaustion. With temperatures forecast to climb above the 90 degrees, Franklin decided to call off the show at DTE Energy Music Theatre and hopes to reschedule it at a later date.

Franklin, 65, said in a statement Friday that the heat at recent East Coast shows has been "sweltering and all but overwhelming ... I am exhausted from the heat and cannot tolerate heat in these extremely high numbers and being in concert simultaneously."

Take it easy Aretha, your fans will wait.

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