Country Music Icon Willie Nelson Cancels Tour Over Illness

In a Facebook post on Wednesday, country music legend Willie Nelson stated that he will not be performing at a planned tour stop in Virginia Beach.

Last week, Nelson, who turned 91 in April, postponed the first round of shows on his Outlaw Music Festival Tour due to sickness; this latest cancelation follows suit.

According to the announcement, Celisse, Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, and Bob Dylan will perform as scheduled. In addition, Lukas Nelson, Willie’s son, will play a set with special guests that will include Willie’s classics and other songs.

In addition, the promoters said that Willie is not expected to be sick for too long and will join the Outlaw Music Festival tour next week.

In recent years, Nelson, even at the age of 91, has been quite active with the release of new songs, tours, and collaborations with other major artists. His May album, “The Border,” featured guest appearances by Beyoncé on her “Cowboy Carter” country album, and his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year included performances by Chris Stapleton, Sheryl Crow, and Dave Matthews.

Nelson is still very relevant in the modern country music and pop scene.

Last year, Nelson stated on CBS Mornings that he had not stopped. After each trip, he wonders if he should. He’ll make the decision to stop, and then he’ll feel the pull to return. After all, this is the man who sang, “On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

After saying he wouldn’t be performing on the first night of the tour, Nelson was told to take it easy for four days. However, he never said when exactly he would be back onstage.

The Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse, New York, hosts the tour’s continuation on June 28.