Aretha Franklin postpones upcoming Okla. shows

Posted at 11:19 PM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-19 00:19:15-04

DURANT, Okla. (AP) -- Singer Aretha Franklin is postponing two upcoming concerts in Oklahoma.

Franklin said in a statement Friday that she was rescheduling her Oct. 17 concert in Durant and Oct. 22 show in Tulsa. Franklin, who does not fly

and only travels by tour bus, says she's not prepared to travel so far again after driving to the West Coast this summer.

Franklin, who lives in Detroit, says she will reschedule the dates.

The 73-year-old Grammy winner is set to perform Sept. 26 in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' visit there.