Ow! Aretha Franklin Fractures Toe on Spiked Jimmy Choo

Celebrity Style Jun. 21, 2011 AT 8:59AM
Ow! Aretha Franklin Fractures Toe on Spiked Jimmy Choo Credit: James Devaney/WireImage.com

Talk about a fashion emergency.

Currently touring in support of new album A Woman Falling Out of Love, Aretha Franklin recently paid a visit to an Indianapolis hospital, her rep tells Us Weekly. And though the Queen of Soul, 69, overcame a life-threatening illness earlier this year, the medical issue this time was minor -- but still awfully painful!

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While at her Dallas hotel, the Grammy winner accidentally stumbled over a pile of shoes, and her left foot landed atop the spike heel of her Jimmy Choo. Her left index toe "hurt like heck for a minute but seemed to subside," Franklin said. Several days later, Franklin got an x-ray at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis -- revealing a fractured left index toe.

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"I'm so grateful it wasn't my right piano peddle foot, I have a gig on July 27th at the Jones Beach Theatre in New York!" joked Franklin, whose toe and foot were wrapped after the X-ray.

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One complaint: "How am I supposed to match my new Marc Jacobs gown with this wooden blue hospital shoe?"

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