Willie Nelson Cancels Summer Tour Dates Due to 'Breathing Problem'

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Willie Nelson performs onstage at the 25th anniversary MusiCares 2015 Person Of The Year Gala honoring Bob Dylan at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Feb. 6, 2015 in Los Angeles.

Update: Willie Nelson's publicist confirms to Billboard that he will be back on the road in September, and will perform at Farm Aid in East Troy, Wisconsin on Sept. 21.

Willie Nelson is off the road again.

The country great has scrapped the remaining dates on his current Club Luck tour, citing trouble breathing. In a message posted to his social accounts, Nelson wrote, “To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. I’ll be back.”

The extensive summer tour still has 30 dates to run, many featuring Alison Krauss, and was due to wrap up Nov. 29 at the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, OK.   

The Country Music Hall of Famer was also unable to play at the June 2018 Outlaw Music Festival due to illness, just months after scrapping several shows, citing the flu. In August 2017, the country icon was also forced to cut a show short due to breathing difficulties.

Nelson has been the target of various online death hoaxes over the years. He addressed them in the God's Problem Child song from 2017, "Still Not Dead."

The 86-year-old singer has been touring in support of his most recent album Ride Me Back Home, which debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 last month.