Willie Nelson Cancels Another Appearance – Will Sing Again On The 4th Of July

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Willie Nelson Has Canceled Multiple Appearances Since June 21

Willie Nelson has vowed to sing again on the 4th of July after he canceled multiple shows in recent weeks.

The first cancellation came on June 21, the opening night of the Outlaw Music Festival Tour. Willie abruptly canceled his appearance at the show and others in the following days, citing an undisclosed illness as the reason.

We regret to inform you that Willie Nelson is not feeling well,” read a statement on Willie’s social media pages. “And per doctor’s orders, has been advised to rest for the next four days. He is expected to make a quick recovery and join the Outlaw Music Festival tour next week.”

A rep for Willie Nelson shared an update on his health after Willie canceled some shows, but he vows to sing again on the 4th of July
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A few days later, Willie’s rep shared an update on the 91-year-old singer’s condition, saying, “Willie will be fine.” At the time, the rep said he planned to watch Willie sing the following week.

But fans’ concerns grew when Willie canceled another appearance on June 26. A more encouraging update came on June 28, when Willie’s team shared that his doctors had cleared him to perform.

Willie Nelson has been cleared by his doctors to go back on the road again,” read a statement on Willie’s social media pages. “He will resume performing on the Outlaw Tour next week.”


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Willie Nelson Promises He’ll Sing Again On The 4th Of July

But Willie needed to take just a little more time off to get back in good shape. On Tuesday (July 2), his team said he was canceling his appearance at the Outlaw Music Festival Tour stop in Mansfield, Massachusetts, that evening.

Willie’s team shared that he plans to return to the stage for his 4th of July Picnic concert in Camden, New Jersey. After that, Willie’s next show is scheduled for July 6 in Bethel, New York.

In the meantime, Willie’s son, Lukas, plans to step up and sing some of his classic songs during the Mansfield show. Lukas has been honoring his dad on the Outlaw Music Festival Tour since Willie got sick.


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Fans shared their well-wishes for Willie, writing things such as:

“Get well soon, Willie.”

“Bless you Willie.”

“On the road again.”

“Love you Willie.”

“Great news Willie.”

“Sending all the positive and healing vibes.”

We hope to see Willie back onstage this 4th of July! He’s in our continued prayers.

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