The 71-year-old Redheaded Stranger was apparently in pain following a May 8 show at Sunset Station in Henderson, Nev., near Las Vegas. Contrary to earlier reports, he did finish the show, which was a success, according to his booking agency.

“Willie Nelson will have surgery to relieve extreme pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome,” Carlos Larraz, a promoter with National Artists Corp, said May 10.

Nelson had 10 concerts scheduled for the remainder of May and June, including an appearance at the three-day Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., which begins June 11.

His 31st annual Fourth of July Picnic remains on the books. The weekend-long event takes place in Texas (of course) at the Ft. Worth Stockyards and will feature a slew of artists including Jack Ingram, Asleep At The Wheel, David Allan Coe, Larry The Cable Guy, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, plus Willie and the Family Band.