Ten Celebrities Who Are Afraid of Flying

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  • Muhammad Ali
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Aretha Franklin
  • Travis Barker
  • Sandra Bullock
  • KRS-One
  • R. Kelly
  • Fat Joe
  • DJ Khaled
  • Royce White

Aretha Franklin

The Queen of Soul's phobia of the friendly skies may have cost her a gig on American Idol. The singer's well-known fear of flying reportedly ruled her out as a judge on the popular show (judges have to fly state-to-state for auditions). Franklin's phobia took hold in 1984, when she suddenly developed anxiety over getting on a plane and had to cancel her tour as a result. Now, the singing legend travels by custom bus.

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