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Aretha Franklin fractures toe after tripping over high heels


Aretha Franklin has fractured her toe after stumbling over her high heels during a promotional trip.

The Queen of Soul is currently touring America promoting her album "A Woman Falling Out Of Love" and was staying in Dallas on Friday as part of the trek. She caught her toe on one of her spiky Jimmy Choo shoes and fell over in her hotel suite.

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The singer's representative reveals to that it "hurt like heck for a minute, but seemed to subside."

Franklin stopped off at the Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, where X-rays revealed she had fractured a toe on her left foot.

But she is taking the injury lightly, saying, "I'm so grateful it wasn't my right piano (pedal) foot. ... How am I supposed to match my new Marc Jacobs gown with this wooden blue hospital shoe?"

More: Aretha Franklin talks album, biopic, Lady Gaga

Jun 22, 2011 6:36AM

granny1023:  If you are so concerned about the world, why are you reading this article and wasting your precious time posting on it?


Pour me some cereal.   Get the milk.  Get the sugar.  Do something. 


Jun 21, 2011 9:26PM
I know Aretha is big but even with another woman it could have happened.  Frankly I'm surprised with the shoes with a heel built like stilts that more women aren't falling down.  They may think those shoes are stylish nowadays, but later on their backs are going to pay for wearing them.  Those high heels throw your back out of whack and sooner or later they'll pay for it. 
Jun 21, 2011 8:41PM

Boo Hoo.  Soldiers are dying, people are losing their jobs and their homes.  Businesses all across the country are closing or laying off workers.  Children are starving.


But, a spoiled rotten diva gets an ouchy on her toe from wearing shoes she's apparently not coordinated enough to walk in?  And this is news?  I'm supposed to care?  Loved her music until she developed the "I'm so special" attitude.  Get over yourself.  And get some sensible shoes.

Jun 21, 2011 7:25PM
We luv u Ms. Franklin(well atleast i do) hope u get better soon ;)
Jun 21, 2011 7:06PM
Sorry that she has a fractured toe, but knowing that Jimmy Choo's shoes have skinny high heels, meaning that there is no real support for a hefty woman.  Why you you put on those shoes?  I wear them but I am 6'1" and I weigh 155 lbs.
You must look like the Jolly Green Giant when you wear them.Open-mouthed
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