Aretha Franklin has cancelled her rescheduled Toronto concert.
The 76-year-old icon was slated to perform on June 28 as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, but now has been forced to pull out from the show ‘as per doctor’s orders.’
The festival reported on their official website that the singer ‘has been ordered not to perform in the coming months.’
No go: Aretha Franklin has cancelled her rescheduled Toronto concert; seen here in November
Franklin was initially booked to play the 2017 festival, but was forced to reschedule due to an undisclosed illness.
The Queen of Soul was unable to travel to Toronto that week ‘as per doctor’s orders,’ reported Billboard.
The singer has already been forced to cancel shows at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest as well as her March 25th concert at Newark’s New Jersey Performing Arts Center, which was scheduled to take place on the singer’s 76th birthday.
Doctor’s orders: The 76-year-old icon was slated to perform on June 28 as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, but now has been forced to pull out from the show ‘as per doctor’s orders’; seen in November
The festival reported on their official website she ‘has been ordered not to perform in the coming months; pictured in August
Upon cancelling her New Orleans performance, the singer’s management said in a statement, ‘Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months.
‘She is extremely disappointed she cannot perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as she had expected and hoped to.’
In February of 2017, the singer announced that she would be retiring at the end of 2017.
‘I must tell you, I am retiring this year,’ she told WDIV Local 4 in Detroit. ‘I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it.’
Franklin released a new album, A Brand New Me, last November.
Despite the statement, she scheduled a number of shows for the beginning of 2018.
The singer, however, is yet to perform this year, with her last performance coming at Elton John’s annual AIDS Foundation gala in November of 2017.
Queen of soul: The singer last performed at Elton John’s annual AIDS Foundation gala in November of 2017; seen in April 2016