Country artist John Anderson has cancelled a headlining festival appearance after being hospitalized in Nashville.
Anderson was scheduled to perform at the Main Street Music Festival in Albertville, Ala. on Aug. 5. But on Tuesday, Aug. 1, the festival shared the following statement from Anderson’s representatives.
“Due to unforeseen and serious medical issues, John Anderson will not be appearing August 5th in Albertville, AL.,” the statement reads. “He will remain, for the time being, under the direct care and supervision of a Nashville area doctor. John is deeply saddened to not be able to perform for his friends in Alabama, and hopeful he will begin healing soon.”
It’s unclear what health issues have caused Anderson’s hospitalization. At the age of 62, the “Straight Tequila Night” singer has stayed active on the touring circuit. He appeared for a short set during this year’s nightly concerts at CMA Fest in Nashville.
Anderson earned multiple hits during the 1980s and 90s, including “Seminole Wind,” “I’m Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)” and “Swingin'”. He most recently released his is 2015 record Goldmine, which features a track penned by his longtime friend Merle Haggard.
Wide Open Country will keep you updated on Anderson’s condition as more details are released.