Aretha Franklin cancels appearances through May

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin is canceling all concert dates and personal appearances through May on the orders of her doctors, the singer's spokeswoman said today.

The news came two days after the announcement that Franklin had been released over the weekend from a Detroit hospital after a brief stay.

Publicist Tracey Jordan said Tuesday Franklin was "resting comfortably at home, but is anxious to get back on the road to perform for her countless fans around the world."

Jordan wouldn't say today whether the events were related, nor did she offer any details about the 68-year-old Franklin's condition.

"Her doctors have required her" to cancel the appearances, Jordan told The Associated Press.

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