Neville Not Ready to Return to N.O. Just Yet

DETROIT (AP) - Aaron Neville says he isn't prepared to return to his hometown of New Orleans just yet.

Neville, a Grammy-winner who will perform the national anthem at the Super Bowl on February 5th in Detroit with fellow vocalist Aretha Franklin and keyboardist Dr. John, says the air quality is preventing him from returning home.

Neville has asthma and his home was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. He's now living in Tennessee. The singer says his three children also lost their homes to the hurricane.

The public address announcer at Ford Field will make reference to the rebuilding process in New Orleans when Neville, Franklin and Dr. John are introduced.

Neville says he is hoping his appearance will bring attention to the rebuilding efforts.