Willie Nelson cancels three U.S. shows because of illness

Posted February 09, 2017

That same week, he will turn 84 years old. The statement, posted to his Facebook page, also failed to reveal the illness from which Nelson was recovering.

Country singer Willie Nelson has canceled three upcoming shows scheduled for Buck Owens' Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California due to illness. According to the venue's Facebook page, organizers are now working on rescheduling those dates, but refunds will be made available for ticket holders beginning at 11 a.m. on February 8 at the point of purchase. However, his publicist, Elain Shock, told the Associated Press that he is trying to recover from a bad cold.

Nelson's Arizona show was scheduled for February 10 at the Desert Diamond Casino in Sahuarita; his New Mexico stop was scheduled for February 11 in Albuquerque, at the Route 66 Casino.

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In the past, Nelson has suffered from lung issues due to years of smoking.

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