In a new interview with the Washington Post, Willie Nelson told his fans what was up with his cancelled dates and surgery. The country legend explains that he had a stem cell operation to help his lungs.
“Over the years, I’ve smoked a lot of cigarettes, and I’ve had emphysema and pneumonia four or five times, so my lungs were really screwed up, and I had heard that this stem cell operation would be good for them. So I said, ‘Well, I’m gonna try it out,’” Nelson reveals. “But I’m still so sore that I can’t say that it was a success. I’ll have to wait until all the soreness goes away.”
Nelson adds that being able to sing after the operation wasn’t his biggest concern.
“I think I’ll be able to sing. The only thing that worries me more than anything is carrying my guitar, because they did the operation right in my stomach,” he explains. “But I think I’ll be all right.
“I don’t do time off very well,” Nelson says. “But I’m really pissed that I’ve been laid up here the past couple of weeks with this operation, because I need to be working.”
You don’t have to worry though, Willie is back at it and dates are being posted to his web site daily! Glad to have you back at it, sir!