Merle Haggard has been known as one of the leading country acts for over five decades and has issued more than 80 singles to the country music charts in that time. Just in the recent months, the 78-year-old singer has fallen ill several times.
Since December, Haggard has been forced to cancel various concert dates and performances due to his battle with pneumonia and just this week he was hospitalized for that same inflammatory lung condition, marking it as a recurring case of double pneumonia.
The publicist for the country star released a statement that announced Haggard would be postponing his March concert dates which included a special performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on the 8th & 9th.
He had previously cancelled some February dates because he was feeling weak from the former case of pneumonia in both of his lungs, but made a surprise return to the stage for several dates.
The publicist also stated that his doctors wanted him to stay off the stage for another month in order to rest and recover fully before getting back on the road.
We are keeping the country star in our thoughts and prayers as he continues to recover from pneumonia.
Watch one of Merle Haggard's classic performances from 1983 in the video below where he sings one of his great hits "Are The Good Times Really Over".
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