Willie Nelson cancels appearance and Colorado Fundraiser


DENVER – County music super star Willie Nelson, 79, did not appear at a scheduled fundraiser in Castle Pines Village on Saturday.

According to an announcement made to the crowd, Nelson, was “suffering from breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema” and taken to a near by hospital.

He was scheduled for a fundraiser for the Denver Dumb Friends League called Lulu’s Barkin BBQ.

A source tells 9NEWS Nelson’s band and back-up singers arrived at the venue, but Nelson never made it.

A spokesperson for AEG Live, the promoters that usually handle Nelson’s performances, offered no comment on Sunday.

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