NEW YORK - Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor's recommendation.
A Monday news release says Franklin will need treatment during the time period shows were scheduled with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20 and at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut on May 26.
The release doesn't specify what kind of treatment and her publicist did not immediately respond to a message seeking details.
In this May 11 photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Franklin has canceled performances in Chicago on May 20 and Connecticut on May 26 under a doctor’s recommendation for treatment. It’s unclear what she’s being treated for.
Singer Janelle Monae will step in for Franklin for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Corporate Night fundraiser. The Grammy-winning singer will be playing orchestral versions of her songs that she'll first debut Thursday with the San Francisco Symphony.
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