Soul star Dionne Warwick has stepped in to replace Aretha Franklin at an upcoming U.S. political fundraiser after she was injured in a freak fall.
The Respect hitmaker is recovering after breaking her ribs in an accident earlier this month (Aug10).
The injuries forced Franklin to pull two free shows in New York recently, and now she's had to cancel an appearance at an upcoming gala for Democrat Charles Rangel.
Warwick will take her place at the Big Apple event instead.