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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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me    

Fire up another one Willie, I'm sure it would help.

797 days ago
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Jody    

Oh no, what is his hanger-on Larry Butler going to do now.

797 days ago
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Alberich    

....And unlike Willie Nelson,my Dad was a great bloke,non-racist,a 'live and let live' kinda guy,who also quite smoking long before he got ill,but,because he worked in polluted industries ended up with the disease.

797 days ago
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supermom    

Feel better soon Willie and take a break from the weed!

797 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

Willie's cover of "Always on My Mind" sends chills down my back (and I hate covers). Had the privilege to see him in concert a few times. Get well, Willie.

797 days ago
21.

John    

shocking... puff puff pass

797 days ago
22.

Meanie    

Be well Willie!

797 days ago
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Alberich    

Not that i think Willie Nelson is a racist,cos i don't know him except as a singer, but by,some of the comments they must know more than me,i'm just approaching it from the chronically ill perspective,i leave the moralising to others.

797 days ago
24.

myopinion    

Get well soon Willie!!!!!

797 days ago
25.

Ron    

a few blunts would cure ole Willie

797 days ago
26.

Belizeanborn    

Who's doing the reporting for this rag? 2 key pieces of information missing from article: He is 79 years old and a perpetual pot smoker. Both of which would explain his problem breathing.

797 days ago
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Alberich    

Well,that's what i'm saying Majestik,comments from Thugzilla & lifekix,they' seem to be referring to Willie as being 'racist' or maybe i'm reading it wrong.

797 days ago
28.

Jordan    

His poblem is he is not smoking enough pot.

797 days ago
29.

Manimal    

Maybe he can get some medicinal weed now! Seriously though get better Willie!

796 days ago
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Morticia Cowghoul    

LONG LIVE WILLIE!!!! Sure hope he fully recovers. Been lucky enough to meet him a couple of times here in Austin and he is a super cool dude and smokes really good weed! He is a hometown hero to me. Puff puff pass...

796 days ago
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