Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Willie Nelson Recovering from Flu at Home in Maui After Cancelling Concerts

Willie Nelson Recovering from Flu at Home in Maui After Cancelling Concerts

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that Nelson left his show at a San Diego casino on Saturday after the first song, "Whiskey River".

The 84-year-old star either had "a bad cold or the flu,"and is recovering at his home in Spicewood, Texas, his publicist told the Union-Tribune".

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The singer's son Lukas Autry Nelson, 29, took to Twitter Tuesday to confirm the news that his father would be out of commission, and skip slated shows in Palm Springs and Las Vegas as he rests up.

Fans who bought their tickets through Ticketmaster for his Saturday concert at Harrah's will receive automatic refunds, according to an email from the ticketing agency.

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Nelson performed in Austin just shy of two weeks ago for a three-day stint as part of his annual Austin City Limits New Year's Eve extravaganza on December 29, 30 and 31, 2017.

Last August Nelson also curtailed a show, this time in Salt Lake City, after suffering respiratory issues. Nelson has yet to announce any cancellation of his February shows, which begin in Georgia on Feb. 7.

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At the time, he said in a statement: "This is Willie". He was forced to cancel a number of tour dates early a year ago due to an undisclosed illness. "I am sorry to have to cut the SLC show short tonight".

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