Aretha Franklin Fractures Toe On Designer Heel

Aretha Franklin

( — A misstep on the spiked heel of one of her favorite Jimmy Choo designer shoes left the Queen of Soul in a hospital boot with a fractured toe on her left foot.

After performing for a Dallas “oil baron” Thursday, the Queen of Soul was packing at her hotel room when she stepped on the shoe, causing the heel to “wrap” around the toe, spokeswoman Tracey Jordan told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

“She went to sleep and in the morning it was still hurting and throbbing,” Jordan said.

But Franklin had to hit the road for a performance Saturday in Greenwich, Conn.