Aretha Franklin cancels Chicago appearance

Aretha Franklin has backed out of an appearance at a Saturday luncheon in Chicago where she was scheduled to receive an award for her contributions to civil rights.

The music superstar, 71, has recently canceled a number of concerts due to undisclosed health reasons. In a statement issued Monday by Major League Baseball, Franklin’s cancellation is due to ongoing “treatment” that prevents her from traveling.

The Grammy-winning singer lives in Detroit.

Franklin and ex-Major League star Bo Jackson were slated to receive “Beacon” awards, as part of baseball’s Civil Rights Game weekend.

Major League Baseball plans to honor Franklin at a later date.

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