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Merle Haggard Forced To Postpone More Shows Due To Health

Merle Haggard Forced To Postpone More Shows Due To Health | Country Music Videos
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Merle Haggard is still on the mend. 

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that his upcoming concert on March 13th at The Moon in Tallahassee, Florida has been rescheduled to June 12. 

Tickets purchased for the March date will be valid for the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date, full refunds will be given by emailing

Late last year, Haggard was hospitalized for double pneumonia and has been struggling to recover ever since.

"I guess I was nearly dead," Haggard said in a radio interview. "They couldn't tell whether the cancer had returned or whether I just had pneumonia. They had to wait until they got the pneumonia under control before we could tell, so it's been kind of a tough couple of weeks."

He postponed his December and January tour dates and seemed as though he was ready to return to the stage until he made a last-minute cancellation of his February 2nd show.

His publicist Tresa Redburn made a statement to CMT on February announcing that all of Haggard's remaining February dates had been cancelled, but just a few days after the statement was made, he was performing again.

After his February 13th show in Oakland, California, audience member Gary Bacon said Haggard, "could barely walk onto the stage. He didn't need a hand or a cane, but he needed time to get to the mic."

Bacon also said that Haggard's set was "spoken more than sung."

His website still has many early March tour dates, but according to two of the venues websites, including the Tallahassee show, another has been postponed. 

So far, the March 3rd concert at ASU Convocation Center in Arkansas has also been postponed until May 10.

After his early March dates, he doesn't have another show until April 7th, which will give him more time to recover.

We will continue to pray for Merle Haggard on his road to recovery.

ake a look at Haggard performing "Okie from Muskogee" at his Santa Rosa show on Feb. 10 below.

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