Aretha Franklin unfortunately couldn't make it to Whitney Houston's funeral.
She said the reason was that she was having leg spasms, and needed to rest before performing later that night!
A lot of people might think this is just a way out of having to go, but we're going to say that it was a legit excuse.
Here's what she said:
"[My] heart goes out to my dear friend Cissy, Dionne, Bobbi Kristina and the rest of the family. May God keep them all."
She did in fact go on later to perform at Radio City Music Hall.
Aretha also ended up dedicating her show to Whitney, so we know she feels for the loss.
We miss you Whitney!
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