Country legend Willie Nelson temporarily paused a show over the weekend for unknown reasons.
Multiple reports from those in attendance at Nelson’s New Braunfels, Texas show on Saturday (April 22) say that Nelson appeared “disoriented” while on stage. Brendan Meyer from GuideLive explained that Nelson left the stage after playing through his first song, “Whiskey River,” with an out-of-tune guitar. His backing band continued to play for nearly 20 minutes before he reemerged to finish the set. During the show, he performed his hits “Good Hearted Woman” and “Whiskey River” twice.
It’s unclear what caused Nelson to leave the stage, and if he actually was disoriented. So far, Nelson has not officially commented on the reports. It’s important to note that Willie hit the stage in Lubbock the following day seemingly without issues.
Naturally, many Willie fans have been on edge after he canceled multiple shows over health issues in recent months. He has another busy week ahead of him, including five more shows and the release of his new album, God’s Problem Child. Nelson will also celebrate his 84th birthday on April 29.