What you need to know about Willie Nelson What you need to know about Willie Nelson
Country music legend Willie Nelson was forced to postpone a concert three months ago in Nashville, Tennessee because he tested positive for COVID-19, according to a published report.
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According The New York Times Magazine On Wednesday, Nelson tested positive for the virus about a week after his 89th birthday. This forced him to cancel a May 6 event at Nashville FirstBank Amphitheater. The Willie Nelson and Family headline concert in Franklin has been rescheduled for June 19.
At the time, the postponement was attributed to an anonymous band member who tested positive for COVID-19.
Nelson tested positive for the virus on May 4 in Nashville, the Time reported.
The singer woke up in the middle of the night on his tour bus and was having trouble breathing, according to the publication.
“I had a nebulizer on the bus,” his wife, Annie D’Angelo, told the Time. “I started everything I could at that time, including Paxlovid. He had the monoclonal antibodies. He had steroids.
The bus took the Nelsons home and a medical unit was taken to their ranch.
“We turned the house into a hospital,” D’Angelo told the magazine. “There were a few times I wasn’t sure he was going to make it.”
“I struggled with that,” Nelson said. “COVID is no laughing matter, that’s for sure.”
Nelson’s older sister, Bobbie Nelson, died in March at the age of 91.
Six days after falling ill, Willie Nelson had recovered and resumed touring, The Dallas Morning News reported.
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