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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:48 p.m.
 

Beyonce canceled her May 14 concert in Belgium because of dehydration and exhaustion.

In an email to the Associated Press, the singer's publicist says Beyonce has been advised by her doctors to rest. She was scheduled to perform at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp. The show will be rescheduled and tickets can be used at that show.

Meanwhile, Aretha Franklin has canceled appearances in Chicago and Connecticut later this month under a doctor's recommendation.

A May 13 news release says Aretha will need treatment during the time period in which shows were scheduled with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on May 20 and at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Connecticut on May 26.

The release doesn't specify what kind of treatment, and her publicist did not immediately respond to a message seeking details.

Grammy-winning singer Janelle Monae will step in for Franklin for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Corporate Night fundraiser.

Beyonce's next tour date was expected to be May 15, also at the Sportpaleis. Her publicist's statement says “she is awaiting word from her doctors before making a decision.”

Beyonce, 31, launched her “Mrs. Carter World Tour” last month in Belgrade, Serbia.

It wraps Aug. 5 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

— AP

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