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Willie Nelson Recovering from Flu, Says Close Friend

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Texas radio personality and country songwriter Bill Mack reassured his Facebook friends that his pal Willie Nelson is on the mend from an apparent bout with the flu.

Nelson scared fans on Sat., Jan. 6 when he stopped an appearance in San Diego during the first song due to reported breathing issues. He cancelled at least three additional shows to recover back home in Texas.

Mack’s first post about Nelson’s health situation, dated Jan. 9, reveals that additional January shows got cancelled and mentioned that his friend might have the flu.

There have been many inquiries and statements of concern about my old pal Willie Nelson and his cancellation of some…

Posted by Bill Mack on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A more recent post by Mack all but confirmed that a battle with the flu caused Nelson’s cancellations. Mack also reassures fans that the 84-year-old country music legend expects to bounce back from his latest health scare in time for his February tour dates.

FYI: I contacted Willie Nelson. He informed me he is feeling better! I told him just to lay back, relax and take it…

Posted by Bill Mack on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Nelson’s real and false heath scares made headlines in recent years. Last year, Nelson cancelled a few dates in February due to illness. Exaggerated rumors of the Red Headed Stranger’s demise popped up again as recently as last August.

Illnesses both true and false haven’t diminished Nelson’s sense of humor. The singer parodied the public’s fixation on his mortality with “Still Not Dead,” a tongue-in-cheek cut from 2017 album God’s Problem Child.

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