Ryan Adams Cancels ACL Live Performance at SXSW Due to Illness

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Ryan Adams performs at the Marriott Rewards and Universal Music Present Music is Universal during the South by Southwest Music Festival at JW Marriott Austin on March 16, 2016, in Austin, Texas. 

Ryan Adams canceled his South by Southwest performance scheduled for Friday (March 17) night at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas, the festival has announced. 

In a tweet, SXSW said the cancelation was due to illness. 


On Thursday, Adams posted some notes about being sick on social media. 

On Instagram, he shared a photo of himself with BBC Radio 2 host Jo Whiley, saying it was taken before his "body stopped working." And on Twitter, he joked that the zydeco musical genre "sounds INSANE when you're fighting off pneumonia." 


I <3 Jo Wiley. My one @sxsw stop before my body stopped working lol

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