Country music icon Ronnie Milsap had to postpone his Tifton, Ga. concert this past Friday, July 15, after health problems put him in the hospital.
Milsap fell ill minutes before his performance and was taken by ambulance to Tift Regional Medical Center. The cause for his hospital visit was nausea due to dehydration and medication he’d been taking. The “Smoky Mountain Rain” singer was released the following day.
That same evening he headed to Tuscaloosa, Ala. to perform at the Saddle Up for St. Jude Event. A post on the Saddle Up Facebook page confirms Milsap was able to make the show. An album posted after the event includes a photo of the singer sitting at a piano during his set.
The postponed Georgia show has been rescheduled. Milsap will return to Tifton for a performance on Friday, July 22.
Ronnie Milsap is a six-time Grammy winner with 40 No. 1 records to his name. The Country Music Hall of Fame recognized Milsap as an inductee in 2014. According to WALB, Milsap at the age of 73 has no plans for retirement in his future.
“I don’t want to retire to anything,” he says. “I want to keep playing my music all over the country, all over the world.”