AFranklin032411_04_X17WM230.jpgOh, Aretha ... what a bummer!

The 69-year-old Queen of Soul has called off her summer wedding to William "Willie" Wilkerson.

The couple released the following statement:

    "Regretfully, To Our Friends and Supporters: Will and I have decided we were moving a little too fast, and there were a number of things that had not been thought through thoroughly. There will be no wedding at this time."

Franklin and Wilkerson announced their engagement on January 3.