Willie Nelson has cancelled the remaining dates of his current tour, citing health issues as the reason. The country legend took to Facebook to apologise to fans.
“To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. I’ll be back,” he wrote on Wednesday. There were 30 more scheduled dates on Nelson’s tour.
This isn’t Willie’s first tour-cancelling rodeo. The singer has battled with several health issues these past few years, including bouts of emphysema. Last year, he was forced to cancel his appearance at Outlaw Music Festival, and several other tour dates.
In 2017, Nelson stopped a gig in Salt Lake City early after experiencing respiratory issues. “I am sorry to have to cut the SLC show short tonight,” he shared at the time. “The altitude got to me. I am feeling better now & headed for lower ground.”
Willie, you’re eighty-six-years-old, you’re doing amazing sweetie.
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In June this year, Willie Nelson released his sixty-ninth studio album, the appropriately titled Ride Me Back Home.
See, everybody thinks of Willie as a model of progressive thinking and virtue, and he is, but he’s also got an evil side. Eee-vil,” Harrelson shared.
“We’d be playing poker and he’d pass me a vape pen,” Harrelson explained. “And I’d say, ‘Willie, man, I don’t do that anymore.’ And he’d act surprised, like it was news to him—every time, just as surprised as he could be.”
Harrelson revealed that he caved into the silent demands of Nelson after winning a hand of poker.
“I was in a celebrating mood, so I snatched the pen from him and took a long draw. To which Willie simply responded, “Welcome home, son.”