Jimmy Buffett postpones tour dates for the rest of the year, citing health issues and “brief hospitalization”

A summer time track: Jimmy Buffett

A summer time track: Jimmy Buffett


Iconic singer Jimmy Buffett has postponed his tour for the the rest of the year, citing unspecified health issues and a “brief hospitalization.” The 75-year-old, finest recognized for hits like “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday,” mentioned he plans to renew touring subsequent year. 

“Due to health issues and brief hospitalization, Jimmy will need to refrain from touring for the rest of the year,” the tour mentioned in a press release that Buffett posted to Twitter. “On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal. Jimmy looks forward to getting back on stage next year.” 

The assertion didn’t present specifics about Buffett’s health issues or hospitalization. 

The determination impacts Buffett’s 5 deliberate concert events for the rest of the year: two in Las Vegas, Nevada, and one every in California, Utah and Idaho. The Las Vegas concert events shall be rescheduled from October to March 2023, the California live performance shall be held on a yet-unannounced date in 2023, and the Utah and Idaho concert events shall be canceled, the assertion mentioned. 

Buffett has spent a long time touring together with his Coral Reefer Band every summer time, however the COVID-19 pandemic hampered his capability to be on stage in entrance of his tens of hundreds of loyal followers, often known as “Parrotheads.” During that point, he carried out digital concert events, together with some for first responders. 

“You know, historically you think about it, in times like this you still have to have a little fun,” Buffett advised “CBS Sunday Morning” in the summer time of 2020. “You still have to have a rest from what’s going on.” 

2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Jimmy Buffett performs throughout the 2022 New Orleans & Jazz competition on May 8, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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When requested throughout that interview about his ideas on mortality, which he has mentioned overtly in the previous, Buffett mentioned, “You know, there’s an end coming up there.” But the singer additionally expressed hope about the years to come back. 

“At 73, you know, I look ahead at people that I know now,” he mentioned. “You know, we just lost one who was a dear friend and a great inspiration, Carl Reiner, at 98. That’s who I look at up there. … And then I’ll look at the 80-year-olds that are still doing it. And I look at the late-70-year-olds that are still doing it.” 

“So, that’s who I’m watching,” he added. “And working seems to be the magic elixir when you are lucky enough to be an entertainer, or do things that you can still do at that age.”

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