Aretha Franklin Cancels Tour Dates. Soul singer Aretha Franklin, whose hits include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” ”Chain of Fools” and “Respect” is canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors, the singer's spokeswoman said Thursday.
The news of the cancellation came after Franklin was briefly admitted to a Detroit hospital last week for an unspecified ailment, and released over the weekend.
As recently reported, in September, the singer's son was severely beaten at a gas station in Detroit. And a month earlier, “The Queen of Soul” broke ribs in a fall, causing her to miss two free concerts in New York.