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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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gamepro    

shouldn't he be living in retirement now

605 days ago
47.

devilgirl    

Get well soon you old pot smokin rebel!

605 days ago
48.

Southerngal    

Omg! I hate the way TMZ comments section is set up on my iPad. I hit the report button at least twice a week when just trying to look at the "replies". Wish TMZ would fix this! Get better soon Willie! Maybe lay off the green for awhile!

605 days ago
49.

Bruno    

Inhale deeply Willie!

605 days ago
50.

roll3567    

He'll adjust and hit the links Tomorrow. The ball really flys off the tee at that altitude.

605 days ago
51.

TheMachine1    

Weed kept him going 79 years that is pretty remarkable. 99% of people that age have multi-health problems. Get well soon Willie.

605 days ago
52.

Guy Voeller    

Smoke from weed worse than tobacco smoke in causing emphysema. No sympathy here

605 days ago
53.

Guy Voeller    

Weed worse than tobacco smoke for emphysema. No sympathy here

605 days ago
54.

Roy    

Saw you in Lorain, Ohio this year.
Fabulous concert.
I've always known your voice but
was really impressed with your guitar playing.
Love you willie.
You're the best.

605 days ago
55.

mary    

i wish nelson the best and hope he is better soon. just dont understand why so many people want to make weed legal, but regular cigs to be banned . i know weed is in natural state and cigs have chemicals added. but the end result is, smoke is smoke. any kind of smoke causes lung problems. so why do people think weed isnt harmful ?

605 days ago
56.

tucker    

Oh gee, yeah, having your lungs filled with pot 24/7 will affect your breathing!!

605 days ago
57.

rsmik    

That concert went up in smoke

605 days ago
58.

Detective. LaToya    

Stop smoking you idiotic old man! It's not cool to not be able to breathe!

605 days ago
59.

OgMandy    

Ay...Smoke another one!

605 days ago
60.

viktor    

Get better, Willy. You have the greatest concerts!!!
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