Willie Nelson Abruptly Leaves The Stage During Charlotte NC Show – UPDATE

Willie Nelson currently on the road headlining the Outlaw Music Festival left the stage abruptly without playing or singing a note Saturday night.

Live Nation issued a press release after 11 p.m. that same night: “Due to illness, Willie Nelson was unable to play tonight at the Outlaw Music Festival at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte. Fans are asked to please hold on to their tickets until the new date is announced.”

A fan video from the concert shows the 85-year-old legend y onto the stage, picking up a guitar, setting the guitar back down, throws his hat into the crowd, then leaves the stage. (see below)

In January Nelson canceled several tour dates dude to “a bad cold or the flu.”

We will post more as we confirm.

UPDATE – A representative for Willie Nelson told TMZ he left the stage due to a “stomach bug” and will perform in Washington D.C. Sunday night. He also said Nelson make plans to go back to Charlotte for his fans.

UPDATE – Willie Nelson performed a full set on Sunday (May 27) in Washington, D.C.

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