Willie Nelson walked off the stage at the Outlaw Music Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night without playing a note. A statement from promoter Live Nation said that his departure from the stage was due to illness. Fans were told the show would be rescheduled.
While some fans were angry, many were supportive. One fan wrote in the comments section of the YouTube video, “None of us is immortal and if we live to be 85 there’s a good chance we will have similar problems. I say cut him some slack.”
The good news is that Willie was back on stage Sunday night in Washington, D.C., where he played a full 24-song set. (setlist.fm)
Willie canceled several dates earlier in the year because of illness. (WFMY-TV)