Aretha Breaks Rib

Aretha Franklin is recovering from a fall occurred over the weekend that resulted in two fractured ribs. Of course, the Queen Of Soul needs time to heal, meaning there are changes in her touring schedule.

Along with the fractured ribs, Franklin also experienced pain in her abdomen, according to the Detroit News.

Off the schedule are her first-ever Brooklyn shows – Aug. 9 and 12 – as well as a birthday party for U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Last week Franklin performed at a Philadelphia fundraiser with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice while backed by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Efforts are being made to reschedule the Brooklyn gigs, reports the Detroit News.

“I was very much looking forward to being in Brooklyn and having a foot long hot dog at Coney Island,” Franklin said in a statement. “Hopefully, I will get it before the end of August.”