Aretha Franklin Cancels Toronto Concert Over Health Concerns

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The Queen of Soul will not be traveling this week "as per doctor's orders."

Aretha Franklin has canceled a scheduled July 1 concert in Toronto due to health concerns.

The Queen of Soul, 75, was to have a played a date at the Toronto Jazz Festival at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

But the Toronto concert hall on its website Tuesday said Franklin was unable to travel to Toronto this week "as per doctor's orders."

The statement did not expand on what possible illness postponed her visit, but Franklin is now set to perform at the 2018 Toronto Jazz Festival on June 29, 2018.

Franklin has been performing for 56 years, although in recent years has been suffering from ill health.

Ticketholders will have the option to receive a refund or use their tickets for the 2018 concert date.

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