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Singer Jimmy Buffett canceled a recent concert and was hospitalized in Charleston, South Carolina.
Fans were told Buffett had a medical problem that required “immediate attention.”
No further details were provided about the 76-year-old singer. His website revealed that he is overcoming “challenges.”
“Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you,” Buffett wrote online.
“I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all,” Buffett’s message read. “Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston.”
“I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention,” he added.
“On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal,” a statement read. “Jimmy looks forward to getting back on stage next year.”
The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium in Charleston scheduled for this Saturday May 20th is being rescheduled. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date once announced. More information will be emailed to ticket purchasers… pic.twitter.com/ljKJ06hbiA
— Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) May 18, 2023
“You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico,” the Buffett message concluded. “Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’”
At the top of the page a message read, “The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band concert at Credit One Stadium in Charleston, scheduled for this Saturday May 20th, is being rescheduled.”
“All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date once announced,” it added. “More information will be emailed to ticket purchasers directly.”
At the time of this publication, there was no information as to the new date and no other upcoming concerts are listed on his website.
Last September, the “Margaritaville” hitmaker’s tour released a statement that Buffett would stop touring for the rest of the year to deal with “health issues” following a “brief hospitalization,” Fox News noted.