Willie Nelson, an iconic figure in the country music scene, has been inspiring a new generation of country music artists with his family’s contributions. Despite his age of 89, he is still touring the United States with the Nelson Family and remains a beloved figure in the music industry.
Recently, he shared with the public that earlier this year, he experienced a concerning health problem that he had kept silent about until now. During the band’s tour, a member of his family tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the cancellation of their Jazz Fest headlining gig.
Willie Nelson revealed that he was the band member who had contracted COVID-19, and at the time, he was 89 years old, making the situation more complex. He experienced shortness of breath and slept on his tour bus before traveling to Nashville. Willie’s rapid PCR test results came back positive for the virus.
Willie’s wife, Anna, shared that they had transformed their home into a medical facility and brought in an entire medical unit to monitor his health and ensure that he was recovering well from the illness. After six days, Willie was back to his usual self and continued his touring schedule, performing in New Braunfels, Texas.
Despite the difficult situation, Willie remains in high spirits and will headline the 2022 Farm Aid Music Festival, where other renowned artists like John Mellencamp, Margot Price, Chris Stapleton, and Sheryl Crow are scheduled to perform.