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Update: Willie Nelson Cancels Additional Tour Dates Due To Ongoing Illness
GRAMMY-winning country legend Willie Nelson has now cancelled all tour appearances for the month of February, releasing a statement via his publicist that he is still dealing with the after-effects of a severe flu, and needs, "a few extra weeks to recover completely."
The February cancellations come on the heels of a scary incident in early January, which saw the singer abruptly cancel a San Diego performance partway through the opening song, leaving the stage with apparent breathing difficulties. Following the San Diego show, Nelson was forced to cancel his three remaining January tour stops in order to recuperate. At the time, it was unclear whether the eight scheduled February shows would go on as planned.
Thankfully, it appears that the "On The Road Again" singer's condition is on the mend, as the press release makes clear that he is up and moving around and is, "healthy as ever," as Rolling Stone reports.
Nelson is now expected to return to the stage in Greenville, S.C., on Mar. 5. In a personal address, which was included in the cancelation press release, Nelson promises his fans, "I will see you all down the road."