Aretha Franklin cancels Toronto concert in June on doctor's orders

In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Minnesota Vikings in Detroit. Aretha Franklin is cancelling her rescheduled Toronto concert on doctor's orders. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jose Juarez

TORONTO - Aretha Franklin is cancelling her rescheduled Toronto concert on doctor's orders.

The 76-year-old soul icon was booked to perform at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival in June, making up for a concert slated for last summer.

But a representative for the jazz festival says Franklin "has been ordered not to perform in the coming months."

The upcoming Toronto date was the only Canadian concert on her schedule.

Fans who bought tickets through Ticketmaster or the Sony Centre Box Office will be contacted and receive a full refund.

Franklin was originally booked to play a Canada Day show last summer at Toronto's Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. She was forced to delay that concert due to health issues.

The singer recently cancelled a March show booked in New Jersey and an appearance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in late April.

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