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Willie Nelson cancels upcoming tour dates due to the flu

Country star's publicist says he needs "a few extra weeks to recover," but that he is "healthy as ever"

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    Willie Nelson has canceled several upcoming tour dates due to the flu.

    A statement from his publicist (via Rolling Stone) says the country music legend will need “a few extra weeks to recover completely,” per doctors orders, but that he is “healthy as ever.”

    A total of eight shows are affected. They includes dates in Macon, Georgia; Biloxi, Mississippi; and St. Augustine, Florida scheduled for February. The 84-year-old is slated to return to the stage on March 5th at the Peace Concert Hall in Greenville, South Carolina.

    This is just the latest health-related concert cancellation for Nelson in recent months. In January, he nixed a trio of shows due to either “a bad cold or the flu.” Last summer, he abruptly ended a gig in Salt Lake City due to breathing problems, which he blamed on the venue’s high elevation.

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    Consult Nelson’s updated tour itinerary below.

    Willie Nelson 2018 Tour Dates:
    02/07 – Macon, GA @ Macon City Auditorium
    02/09 – Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort
    02/10 – Panama City, FL @ Marina Civic Center
    02/12 – Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
    02/13 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater
    02/15 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
    02/17 – Viera, FL @ Space Coast Seafood & Music Festival
    02/18 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre

    03/05 – Greenville, SC @ Peace Concert Hall
    03/06 – Huntsville, AL @ Mark Smith Concert Hall
    03/08 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
    03/09 – Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget
    03/10 – Durant, OK @ Choctaw Grand Theatre
    03/12 – Amarillo, TX @ Amarillo Civic Center
    04/10 – Omaha, NE @ Baxter Arena
    04/13 – Dubuque, IA @ Five Flags Center
    04/14 – Rockford, IL @ Coronado Performing Arts Center
    04/15 – Cape Girardeau, MO @ Show Me Center
    04/17 – Owensboro, KY @ Owensboro Convention Center
    04/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House
    04/20 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
    04/21 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater
    10/12 – Laughlin, NV @ E Center
    10/17 – Rohnert Park, CA @ Graton Resort & Casino
    10/19 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea
    10/20 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea

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