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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