Willie Nelson cancels concert early due to health problems

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Early Monday morning, Nelson eased fans' minds with a tweet informing his followers that he was "feeling better", blaming the venue's 4,300-foot altitude for his sickness. The 84-year-old singer had a health scare due to the high altitude of the city.

"This is Willie", he wrote. The altitude just got to me.

The concert fell on the one-year anniversary of Haggard's death, who passed away from pneumonia last year aged 79.

In March, his publicist Elaine Shock was forced to release a statement that the musician was "perfectly fine" after Radar Online quoted an anonymous source stating he was "deathly ill".

United States country legend Willie Nelson - writer of world-renown songs such as "Always on my mind" and "Crazy" - ended an appearance prematurely due to health problems. In 2012 he cancelled a planned concert due to complications emerging from a long battle with emphysema.

Earlier this year, Keith Richards and Willie Nelson performed on stage together at a tribute concert honouring the late country music artist Merle Haggard.

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