Waylon Jennings Hospitalized
Hospitalization for surgery on his leg has forced country veteran Waylon Jennings to cancel performances tomorrow (Nov. 16) in Tuscon, Ariz., and Saturday in Phoenix. Jennings was admitted to a PhoeniHospitalization for surgery on his leg has forced country veteran Waylon Jennings to cancel performances tomorrow (Nov. 16) in Tuscon, Ariz., and Saturday in Phoenix. Jennings was admitted to a Phoenix area hospital last week for the surgery, his second for treatment of peripheral vascular disease. His first surgery for the ailment, which has caused him difficulty when walking, occurred in April 2000.
"His prognosis is good and I expect Waylon to be able to return to his routine activities soon," the medical director for the undisclosed hospital where Jennings is being treated said in a statement from the artist's publicist. "We were able to fully restore circulation to his leg and with further rest and rehabilitation, he'll be up and out of the hospital soon... and singing."
Jennings, who last month was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, has no other tour dates scheduled until a lone February date at the Mari Center in Marksville, La., and another in late August at the Horseshoe Casino in Bossier City, La.
The artist's latest album, "Never Say Die, LIVE!," was recorded with his Waymore Blues Band at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium over two nights in January 2000. Featuring guests John Anderson, Montgomery Gentry, and Travis Tritt, as well as his wife Jessi Colter, the set is available through Jennings' official Web site.