Franklin Cancels Virginia Show Amid Health Concerns

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October 26, 2010 | 2:25pm EST

Soul singer Aretha Franklin has cancelled an upcoming concert in Charlottesville, Virginia amid health concerns.
Franklin, 68, was initially scheduled to perform at the city’s Paramount Theater on 1 October but rescheduled the concert for this Wednesday after her son, Eddie Franklin, was beaten at a Detroit, Michigan gas station.

According to The Daily Progress, the singer has now called off Wednesday’s rescheduled show on the advice of her doctors.

Theater officials have offered refunds to ticketholders.

Further details regarding Franklin’s condition was not made available as WENN went to press.