Tanya Tucker just can’t seem to kick the rough start to 2017. She was recently admitted to a Nashville hospital and has postponed several tour dates. The country star was previously hospitalized for similar circumstances in January.
According to MSN, the 58-year-old “Delta Dawn” singer is being treated for a respiratory infection. She apparently fell ill before a scheduled South Dakota concert date. Local doctors treated her there before she ultimately returned to Nashville.
That means shows in South Dakota, Idaho, Canada, Oregon and Washington all have to wait. Tucker broke the news to her fans with a statement.
“I just feel terrible, but I’ll get even worse if I don’t take care of myself,” Tucker says. “I love you all.”
In January, Tucker took a nasty spill while on tour. The fall resulted in fractured ribs and vertebrae. She had to cancel several shows following the incident.
In addition to her injuries, Tucker received treatment for a bout of bronchitis at the time. Doctors expected her recover to take awhile, and it looks like the returning respiratory infection may be unwelcome, but not entirely unexpected.
At the time, Tucker postponed dates in Kansas and Oklahoma. As of now, she still has an Ohio tour date listed as a go for July 16. Then Tucker takes a much-needed break before returning to the road in August.
Starting as a child star in the 1970s, Tucker eventually matured into one of country’s biggest talents. She suffered a slight decline in the early 1980s before roaring to a comeback in the late 1980s through the 1990s. She received six Grammy nominations during that time frame and even played at the Super Bowl halftime show. Tucker hasn’t released an album of entirely new original music since 2009.