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Willie Nelson Forced To Cancel Tour After Health Complications

NME

Even if you aren't the biggest country music fan, you have definitely heard of Willie Nelson, the legendary musician and singer. At 84 years of age, he has been recording and performing music for over 60 years, and continues to release new albums each year.

However, fans are concerned about his future in the industry and his health overall after he walked offstage just as he was beginning his set at a concert in California.

Nelson has dealt with health concerns before in his elderly age and taxing work schedule, including last year when a cold forced him to cancel a handful of shows across the States.

However, no one is sure what prompted the artist to suspend his upcoming tour after a coughing fit caused him to end his show early and stagger off of stage last weekend.

Attendees shared their accounts of the night with local news stations and why they are worried about Nelson's health.

The country music legend had just started playing his hit song "Whiskey River" from his 1973 album "Shotgun Willie" when several people in the audience noticed that the singer was beginning to cough heavily.

He left the stage and the venue announced that the show was over, and that they would be refunded for their tickets.

Ticketmaster made a statement that vaguely explains that the cancellations are due to an undisclosed medical condition.

"Unfortunately, due to illness, Willie Nelson’s performance concluded early," it reads.

His publicist offered a more personal response, saying that the singer has lately been battling either "a bad cold or the flu" and will be returning to his home in Texas to recover.

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