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Aretha hopes for quick recovery

Los Angeles: Soul singer Aretha Franklin hopes to make a quick and full recovery after falling at her home earlier this week and breaking her ribs, forcing her to cancel two concerts.

Her spokesman said Franklin, 68, had fallen and sustained minor injuries. "She has canceled a few dates but expects to make a quick and full recovery," he said on Wednesday.

Franklin suffered the injuries on Sunday.

"The Queen of Soul" was to have sung at two shows in Brooklyn, New York and at a third performance for U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel`s 80th birthday party.

The free concerts in New Jersey had been planned for August 9 and 12, and new dates have yet to be rescheduled.

Bureau Report

From Zee News

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