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Aretha Franklin (Promotional Photo)

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DETROIT (CBS Detroit) DTE Energy Music Theatre announced Thursday morning that Aretha Franklin’s show, planned for June 22, was rescheduled to 8 p.m. July 27 at DTE Energy Music Theatre “due to a minor medical situation.”

The venue said the postponement was at the advice of her physician, who told her to postpone all appearances in June. Refunds are available at point of purchase and tickets for the June 22 date will be honored at the venue on July 27.

This comes on the heels of show cancellations in Chicago and Connecticut.

Franklin, 71, who lost a considerable amount of weight in the last few  years, did not specify the ailment or what type of treatment she was receiving. Her spokesman did not respond to calls seeking comment.

“I don’t know (what’s wrong), she hasn’t told anyone,” said Tracy Jordan, Franklin’s former spokeswoman.

Despite apparently flagging health, Detroit’s Queen of Soul appeared on the season finale of “American Idol” last week via satellite, singing a medley of her hits with the show’s female finalists.

Tickets to the rescheduled show — at $75, $55 and $35 in the pavilion and $10 on the lawn — are available at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store & all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store at Great Lakes Crossing. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800-745-3000.

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