Aretha Franklin cancels Toronto show on doctor's orders
In this April 29, 2016 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House of the Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, April 4, 2018 2:35PM EDT
TORONTO - Aretha Franklin is cancelling her rescheduled Toronto concert on doctor's orders.
The 76-year-old soul icon was booked to perform at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, making up for a concert slated for last summer.
But a representative for the jazz festival says Franklin "has been ordered not to perform in the coming months."
The upcoming Toronto date was the only Canadian concert on her schedule.
Fans who bought tickets through Ticketmaster or the Sony Centre Box Office will be contacted and receive a full refund.
Franklin was originally booked to play a Canada Day show last summer at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. She was forced to delay that concert due to health issues.