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Jimmy Choo fells Aretha Franklin

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Spiky stilettos can be lethal weapons—in a pinch, you can take one off and totally nail someone in the eyeball with the heel (kids, don't try this at home)—and sometimes even celebrities can fall victim to spike-heel treachery. People reports that Aretha Franklin tripped over her one of her Jimmy Choo shoes in Dallas the other day and totally broke her toe: "It 'hurt like heck for a minute, but seemed to subside,' Franklin, 69, said via her rep. Even so, a few days later, the music legend's tour bus made an unscheduled stop at Community North Hospital in Indianapolis, where X-rays revealed a fracture in her left index toe." [People]