The "Shotgun Willie" singer had just started performing his opening song on January 6 at the Harrah's Resort in SoCal in San Diego, when he suddenly began coughing, and had difficulty breathing, fans said.
Country music legend Willie Nelson has cancelled shows in Nevada and California after leaving a concert in San Diego after performing one song. According to published recollections from fans in attendance, the singer began performing his customary opening number, "Whiskey River", but was coughing and appeared to be having hard breathing.
The singer's son Lukas Autry Nelson, 29, took to Twitter Tuesday to confirm the news that his father would be out of commission, and skip slated shows in Palm Springs and Las Vegas as he rests up.
According to an email from the ticketing agency, fans will receive automatic refunds.
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It reads, in part: "Unfortunately, due to illness, Willie Nelson's performance concluded early".
"This is Willie", he tweeted after that health problem.
This is the third time Nelson has cut concerts short. The Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer) is next primed to hit the stage for a February 7 concert at the Macon City Auditorium in Macon, Georgia. The altitude just got to me. He followed by canceling subsequent shows due to illness.