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DiFranco Takes One Year Hiatus

July 23, 2005 (4:13 am) GMT
Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco is taking one year career hiatus because of worsening tendonitis in her wrists and hands

Because of worsening tendonitis in her wrists and hands, singer-songwriter will take one-year career hiatus, beginning this month after her July 31 gig in Floyd, Va. This ploy obviously makes DiFranco to cancel her West Coast tour due to begin August 30 in Boise, Idaho.

Explaining this, her spokesperson said in a statement, "If she were to continue to perform at this time, she would risk permanent nerve damage to her hands." During her recovery, DiFranco is planning "several new recording projects" with unspecified special guests, as well as a new solo album due sometime in 2006 via her own Righteous Babe label. She will also speak as part of the New Yorker Festival on September 24 in the Big Apple.

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