Fans of country music legend Willie Nelson are praying for him this week after reports came in indicating that his health is in jeopardy.
Wide Open Country reported that Nelson paused a concert of his on Saturday for unknown reasons. Those in attendance at the concert in New Braunfels, Texas said that the 83 year-old singer appeared “disoriented” onstage.
Brendan Meyer, who was in the audience, wrote about what happened in a piece for GuideLive.
“I saw Willie Nelson perform in New Braunfels on Saturday night, and it was beautiful, and it was sad,” Meyer wrote. “His first song was “Whiskey River,” but his guitar seemed to be out of tune. Everyone knew it except Willie. When he finished, he gently put it down and walked off stage. Willie’s band continued to play without him.”
“He was gone for five minutes, then 10,” he continued. “The harmonica player just kept playing. Same with the drummer. Nobody was singing. A tour bus was parked near the stage.”
Eventually, Nelson returned to the stage.
“Then Willie, who turns 84 at the end of the month, walked back on stage to a loud roar, and in succession played all the hits: ‘On the Road Again,’ ‘Always on My Mind,’ ‘Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys,’” Meyer wrote. “His guitar was still out of tune. The crowd didn’t care. We were just happy to see Willie, even though it wasn’t the Willie that most fans had seen many times before, or the Willie they’ll remember.”
Please keep Willie Nelson in your thoughts and prayers!
H/T Truth monitor