Willie Nelson cancels tour over ‘breathing problem’

Willie Nelson performing at "A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House" in 2014. File Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI/Pool

Aug. 8 (UPI) — Willie Nelson is canceling the remainder of his North American tour dates due to a breathing problem.

“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,” Nelson tweeted Wednesday.

The tour was set to end Nov. 29 with a performance at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla.

The country star was scheduled to perform in Grand Rapids, Mich., Greensboro, N.C., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Stanford, Calif. and Las Vegas, among other locations. Alison Krauss was the opening act for a majority of the dates.

Willie Nelson

@WillieNelson

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
Love,
Willie

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Nelson was also set to take part in the 2019 Farm Aid music festival alongside Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Bonnie Raitt.

Nelson, 86, had previously canceled tour dates in February 2018 to recover from the flu.

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