Willie Nelson Hospitalized With Breathing Problems
By ETONLINE STAFF
August 19, 2012
Willie Nelson was recently admitted to a Denver hospital after suffering respiratory issues, ET has learned.
The country music star, 79, was scheduled to perform at a fundraiser in Castle Pines Village for the Denver Dumb Friends League on Sunday afternoon, but the singer failed to show. Concert-goers were then notified that Nelson was experiencing "breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema."
A host of the event, Fred Bartlit, told The Denver Post he was advised that Willie "woke up and had trouble breathing," therefore would not be attending the scheduled concert.