Willie Nelson was forced to cut short his concert in San Diego on Saturday after he began suffering from breathing difficulties during the first song, a rendition of “Whiskey River”.
The 84-year-old subsequently cancelled several other shows scheduled for this week, in Palms Springs, Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. Speaking to The San Diego Union-Tribune, Nelson’s publicist revealed that the musician was suffering from “a bad cold or the flu” and was heading home to Texas to recuperate.
Nelson kicks off another mini-tour with a show in Macon, Georgia, on February 7.
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