LA TIMES – In 2022, Willie Nelson, then 89 and not far removed from a near-fatal bout with COVID-19, told the New York Times’ Jody Rosen, “According to the doctors, singing is the best exercise for the lungs.”
On his birthday weekend, April 29 and 30, Nelson and a slew of his famous friends and admirers will convene at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate his musical genius, longevity and herculean weed consumption (now strictly in edible form).
Among the many artists scheduled to perform in tribute to and alongside Nelson:
Neil Young, Kacey Musgraves, Beck, Snoop Dogg, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Bob Weir, Sheryl Crow, Allison Russell, the Chicks, Tyler Childers, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Tom Jones and sons Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson (under the name Particle Kid) …
Willie Nelson Health update: How is the Country singer doing now?
By Yash Manchanda, 23 Jan 2023
Willie Nelson has had a number of health issues in recent years.
Despite these challenges, Nelson has continued to perform and record music.
In 2021, Nelson was hospitalized with a “breathing problem” and it was reported that he had a “mild case of pneumonia”. He was released from the hospital and continued to tour and perform.
In 2020, he released a new album, “First Rose of Spring,” and also announced a new tour, although it was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition to emphysema, Nelson has also been open about his struggles with other health issues, including a history of back problems, a collapsed lung, and a hip replacement. Despite these challenges, he has continued to perform and tour and has even recently released a new album.
Overall, Willie Nelson’s health has been a concern for many of his fans in recent years, but despite his health issues, he has continued to tour, perform, and release new music. He has been hospitalized a few times in the past but continues to recover and continues with his passion for music.
His fans and followers continue to support him and wish him good health. It is clear that Willie Nelson is a true icon in the world of country music, and his contributions to the industry will be remembered for many years to come … Read more.