Tanya Tucker was admitted to a hospital on July 14 for emergency surgery on a fractured hip, forcing the cancellation of her remaining live dates in July. Her August tour stops have since been impacted, in line with doctor's orders. On Sept. 10, she announced the cancellation of all remaining 2021 dates due to a combination of personal health concerns and rising COVID-19 cases.
"With my damn hip still healing slowly & my increasing concerns with COVID-19, I've made the heartbreaking decision to cancel all 2021 dates," Tucker wrote on social media. "I must keep my fans, band & crew safe. I [love] my team, & most of all, I [love you], the fans. We'll be back in 2022 ready to kick some ass."
With my damn hip still healing slowly & my increasing concerns with covid-19, I've made the heartbreaking decision to cancel all 2021 dates. I must keep my fans, band & crew safe. I ❤️ my team, & most of all, I❤️U, the fans. We’ll be back in 2022 ready to kick some ass.
— Tanya Tucker (@tanyatucker) September 10, 2021
In July, Tucker thanked fans and friends on social media for their support and get-well presents.
"Just amazes me... the outpouring of love since my hip operation," she wrote. "The flowers have been coming in steadily & they're so beautiful! Thank u so much for all the love, support & positive words of encouragement as I recover!!! Like I said before... A bad hip can't keep me down!!!"
Impacted festival dates include Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, Tenn. and Austin City Limits Music Festival (Oct. 1) in the heart of Texas. The announcement also impacts rescheduled 2020 dates from the Tucker-headlined CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now Tour.
Tucker won the first two Grammy awards of her storied career in 2020: Best Country Song for "Bring My Flowers Now" and Best Country Album for While I'm Livin'.
This story from July was updated on Sept. 13, 2021 with new information about dates cancelled by Tucker.