Willie Nelson Takes Health Break Amid 'Outlaw Music Festival' Tour

The country music icon, who is currently 91 years old, is taking a brief respite from his tour following doctor's orders but plans to rejoin his fellow artists and fans soon.

AceShowbiz - Country music legend Willie Nelson, who has a storied career spanning several decades and 75 studio albums, will not be taking the stage this weekend as originally planned. After decades of relentless touring and following doctor's advice, the 91-year-old icon has been ordered to rest for four days due to not feeling well. His team announced this in a social media post on Friday afternoon, June 21, expressing regret for the inconvenience to fans while ensuring them of Nelson's expected quick recovery.

Nelson had been scheduled for performances at the "Outlaw Music Festival"'s tour stops including June 21 in Alpharetta, GA, June 22 in Charlotte, NC, and June 23 in Raleigh, NC. Despite his absence, concerts will go on with headline performances from Bob Dylan, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, as well as Celisse. As a special arrangement, Nelson's son Lukas Nelson and "a few guests" will perform sets featuring Willie's classics and other songs.

The "Outlaw Music Festival" tour is a highly-anticipated event, with stops in various cities like Virginia Beach, VA on June 26, Syracuse, NY on June 28, and Wantagh, NY on June 29, among others. Performing artists alongside Nelson include legends like Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Celisse, John Mellencamp, and Billy Strings depending on the location.

Nelson's team further reassures fans in their message, stating, "We regret to inform you that Willie Nelson is not feeling well, 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." This minor hiatus is not new for the trailblazing artist who, despite his age, continues to produce music and perform. "Jokingly, I retire after every tour," he shared with AARP. "But I'm always ready to go back again. I like the bus. I have everything I need on the bus. I never have to go into a hotel room anywhere. It's not that bad."

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