Jimmy Buffett Shares Update After Hospitalization

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Jimmy Buffett Enters Hospital For “Issues That Needed Immediate Attention”

On May 18, Jimmy Buffett announced the postponment of his May 20 show in Charleston, South Carolina. The “Margaritaville” singer shared the news of a recent hospitalization due to some health problems that needed seen to right away.

Part of the announcement read:

“I had a sudden change in plans this week that affected us all. Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston. I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention.”

Buffett’s post continued:

“Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup.”

Buffett’s fans were understandably concerned after reading his announcement. He received lots of prayers and well-wishes after sharing the news of his hospitalization.


Jimmy Buffett Posts Update On His Health After Hospitalization

He shared an update the following day (May 19). Thankfully, it sounds like Buffett is doing a little better now.

“Thank you for the outpouring of support and well wishes,” Buffett said. “I head home tomorrow for a while, and then will go for a fishing trip with old friends, along with paddling and sailing and get myself back in good shape. Once I am in shape, we will look at the when’s and where’s of shows.” 

Buffett said he is excited to schedule a makeup date for the Charleston show and also hopes to line up some more shows for later this year. We’re happy to hear this uplifting report from him!

Read Buffett’s full update below.

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