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Willie Nelson Cancels Concert

Suffering 'Breathing Problems'

8/19/2012 4:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0819_willie_nelson_gettyWillie Nelson was forced to cancel a fund-raiser appearance in the Denver area Sunday night because he was having trouble breathing and was taken to a local hospital.

Nelson was to appear at a fund-raiser for the Dumb Friends League that was being held in Castle Pines Village, which is located 21 miles from Denver.

According to 9NEWS in Colorado, an announcement made to the crowd said Nelson was "suffering from breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema." One of the organizers of the event said Nelson was taken to the hospital.

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Rocco    

I have that same problem if I smoke too much weed, too.

709 days ago
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Lifekix    

Get better Willie! Screw the haters! Your pathetically racist thug!

709 days ago
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Bridget    

I got my dog from the Denver Dumb Friends League. He is a little brat, but I love him.


Get well Willie.

709 days ago
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LCS27    

Interesting. I thought he was dead.

709 days ago
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somewhere in Texas    

Recover quickly Willy, Fan for a long time. Your a good man.

709 days ago
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Gator    

It couldn't be from all that marijuana he smoke! Can't be. That would like being an ACCIDENTAL overdose!

709 days ago
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Birdsht    

Just a little lung bacteria from dirty b0ng water. He will be back as old as ever soon

709 days ago
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stu    

looks like he has yellow denture problems too.

"on the road again...can't wait to eat more road kill again ...& share it w/ my friends...oh i can't wait to get back on the road again".
oh whilly!!!

709 days ago
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keepinitrealincali    

Willie is an american treasure! Get well Willie, because you've got miles to go . . .

709 days ago
10.

Theresa    

"Jeah"... Smoke another one...

709 days ago
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David     

So much for being "cool" about smoking pot. People are so shallow. Yes, drugs like pot, cocaine, heroine do kill, if not right away, eventually.

709 days ago
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stu    

Willy...Wendy wants her pigstills back.

709 days ago
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Alberich    

I know how distressing that can be,my Dad,up to his death in April 2010,suffered from C.O.P.D. & it was awful seeing him trying to 'get his breath' back.

709 days ago
14.

King34    

Whoes this guy

709 days ago
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Alberich    

Mind you like LCS27,i thought he was dead,but then,i didn't know,(up to recently),that Ernest Borgnine was still alive.

709 days ago
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