Aretha Franklin breaks toe on Jimmy Choo heel
Published Jun 21 2011, 15:36 BST | By Justin Harp
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recently fractured her toe after suffering a fall at a Dallas-area hotel.
The 'Queen of Soul' sustained the injury after tripping over a pile of shoes and smashing her left index toe into a spiked Jimmy Choo heel, her rep said in an official statement.
Franklin eventually sought a medical examination during a trip to Indianapolis days later because she was still experiencing painful soreness.
An X-Ray discovered the fracture and doctors have ordered the 'Chain of Fools' singer to wear a cast until the toe is fully healed.
Franklin admitted that the fracture is more aesthetically frustrating than painful at this point, joking: "How am I supposed to match my new Marc Jacobs gown with this wooden blue hospital shoe?"
This latest ailment comes mere months after the musician slimmed down
following a battle with an undisclosed life-threatening illness
Franklin is to return to the concert stage at New York's Jones Beach Theatre on July 27 and will also be performing at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan on August 25.
Watch Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox perform 'Chain of Fools' below: