Willie Nelson Cancels Six August Tour Dates with ‘Breathing Problem’

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Willie Nelson took to Twitter late last night to break the news he was forced to cancel six dates on his upcoming tour with Alison Krauss because of a “breathing problem,” which has plagued him in the past. 

The 86-year-old singer posted, “To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out” after performing with Krauss in Toledo, Ohio. 
“I’ll be back. Love, Willie”
Nelson is scheduled to perform at the Farm Aid concert with John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Bonnie Raitt on Sept. 21. His tour dates this year end Nov. 29 in Thackerville, Okla.
The six affected dates on the Nelson-Krauss tour include Grand Rapids, MI (Van Andel Arena) Friday (August 9), Huntington, WV (Big Sandy Superstore Arena) on Saturday (August 10) ; Florence, SC (Florence Center) on August 12; Charlottesville, VA (John Paul Jones Arena) on August 14; Greenville, SC (Bon Secours Wellness Arena) on August 16 and Greensboro, NC (Greensboro Coliseum Complex) on August 17.
Nelson canceled his appearance at the Outlaw Music Festival due to illness last summer. He also was forced to cancel several dates because of shortness of breath in 2018.
His longtime publicist Elaine Schock posted, “Willie is resting and feeling better. He will be back on the road in September. The only dates canceled were the six remaining in August. Thank you all for your concern.”