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Aretha Franklin canceling performances to rest up, per doctor’s orders

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Aretha Franklin waves after her performance at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. The event was presented by actor Morgan Freeman and included remarks by President Obama. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin’s doctor has ordered her to cancel upcoming concerts in order to rest. She is pictured here performing April 29, 2016, at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. (Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)

NEW YORK — Aretha Franklin is canceling upcoming concerts to rest for the sake of her health.

The 74-year-old singer said in a statement Monday that “due to doctors’ orders I will have to cancel a few concerts for the next month or so,” including an Aug. 26 show at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts near Vienna, Virginia.

Franklin is canceling two performances at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall: She’ll skip “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90” on Sept. 15 and a solo show on Sept. 23.

The Queen of Soul said she should be back on the road in November. She canceled a show in Las Vegas last year because of exhaustion.