On Monday night, September 24, country music icon Charlie Robison revealed that he is officially retiring from his successful music career. Robison took to social media to break the news, telling his fans he would no longer be recording or performing after complications from surgery left him unable to sing.
Robison said, "Hey amigos, Charlie here. I'm sure you've all been wondering where I've been. Well, at the beginning of the year I underwent a surgical procedure that because of complications left me with the permanent inability to sing. Therefore, with a very heavy heart, I am officially retiring from the stage and studio."
He continued, "Gonna keep it short but just wanted y'all to hear it from me. It's been an amazing ride and I cannot tell you all what the last 25 years has meant to me. I was looking forward to another 25 but as they say, '[stuff] happens.' I thank you all for everything you've given me and I hope I was able to give you a fraction of the happiness you gave me."
He concluded, "It was a hell of a ride but as they say all good things must end. Keep on supporting this thing we call Texas/Red dirt and hopefully we'll all get to have a cocktail or two and talk about the good ol days. Until then, Buenos Noches. It's been fun. Love each and every one of y'all."
Several people have taken to social media to talk about Charlie's retirement:
What do you think about this? Did you know about Charlie's surgery and will you miss his music? Let us know! In other recent news, please be praying for the pop star whose tour bus was just involved in a fatal accident.