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Willie Nelson cancels February tour while he recovers from the flu

(Photo: Gary Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo: Gary Miller/Getty Images)

The U.S. is currently in the midst of an especially nasty flu season, and not even icons of outlaw country are safe. Rolling Stone reports that, after cutting short one show and canceling a few more last month, Willie Nelson has canceled his tour dates through the end of February. In a press release, his management says that Nelson needs “a few extra weeks to recover completely” from the flu that sidelined him in January. Nelson, who his 84, has long suffered from respiratory issues, and while his publicist says he is moving around and doing fine, at his age the flu can be deadly if it’s not taken seriously.


Nelson’s next show is on March 5 in Greenville, South Carolina. A list of the canceled tour dates is below.

February 7 – Macon, GA @ Macon Centreplex Coliseum
February 9 – Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort & Hotel
February 10 – Panama City, FL @ the Marina Civic Center
February 12 – Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
February 13 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre
February 15 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
February 17 – Cocoa, FL @ Space Coast State Fair
February 18 – Saint Augustine, FL @ Saint Augustine Amphitheatre