Aretha Franklin has suffered a wardrobe malfunction – but not the kind that usually comes to mind.
On Friday, while on the road to promote her album ‘A Woman Falling Out Of Love’, the Queen of Soul put the emphasis on “falling” in her Dallas hotel suite – by stumbling over one of her Jimmy Choo spiked heels, which had gotten caught on her toe.
It “hurt like heck for a minute, but seemed to subside,” Franklin, 69, said. Even so, a few days later, Aretha’s tour bus made an unscheduled stop at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, where X-rays revealed a fracture in her left index toe.
Of course, it could have been worse.
“I’m so grateful it wasn’t my right piano [pedal] foot,” said Aretha, who is back on track after her health scare last year. Still, the broken toe does present a problem.
Now 85 pounds lighter, Franklin boasts a whole new show wardrobe, none of which goes with her new hospital-issued footwear.
Later Aretha Franklin joked, “How am I supposed to match my new Marc Jacobs gown with this wooden blue hospital shoe?”