Country music superstar Willie Nelson is recovering after he cut his concert short Sunday night. Nelson was performing in Salt Lake City when he began to suffer from respiratory issues and had to step off the stage.
The 84-year-old singer attributed his breathing problems to the high altitude of the venue. He was performing at the USANA Amphitheatre, which has an altitude of 4,300 feet. After leaving the stage he was taken to a local hospital and has since been released.
Nelson took to Twitter to apologize to his fans for cutting the show short. The comments on his tweet were filled with understanding and well wishes for the singer.
“This is Willie I am sorry to have to cut the SLC show short tonight(.) The altitude got to me I am feeling better now & headed for lower ground,” Nelson tweeted.
Thankfully, the country legend is now doing well. This incident comes after Nelson had previously canceled several shows earlier this year due to a “bad cold.” According to Billboard, his publicist insists that Nelson is “perfectly fine” after reports have claimed him "deathly ill."
Having been in the spotlight for decades, Nelson is one of the most recognizable artists in country music. Fans are grateful to see him still performing and in good health.
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Sadly, Nelson recently went through the heartache of losing a dear friend and fellow country music legend. Read more about his tribute to his long-time friend here.