Willie Nelson Cancels Concert Due To ‘Breathing Problems’

Willie Nelson was forced to cancel a fund-raiser appearance in the Denver area Sunday night because he was having trouble breathing attributed to emphysema and the high altitude and was taken to a local hospital.

Nelson was scheduled to appear at a fund-raiser for the Dumb Friends League, a Denver area Humane Society Animal Shelter being held in Castle Pines Village, 21 miles from Denver.

According to 9NEWS in Colorado, one of the organizers of the event said Nelson was taken to the hospital.

UPDATE – According to KVET 98.1 in Austin Willie is doing better and planning to head back to Texas today. No word on whether Willie will make his
scheduled appearance at Dallas’ House of Blues this Tuesday.

UPDATE: According to the New York Times Willie Nelson is in good condition on Monday morning after suffering a bout of altitude sickness and was forced to cancel a charity concert in Colorado over the weekend, his publicist, Elaine Schock, said.
“He’s fine,” Ms. Schock said on Monday. “He’s on the road to the next gig, and he’s not in any danger.”


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