Jimmy Buffett postpones tour dates for the rest of the year, citing health issues

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Iconic vocalist Jimmy Buffett has postponed his circuit for the remainder of the year, citing unspecified wellness issues and a "brief hospitalization." The 75-year-old, champion known for hits similar "Margaritaville" and "Come Monday," said helium plans to resume touring adjacent year. 

"Due to wellness issues and little hospitalization, Jimmy volition request to refrain from touring for the remainder of the year," the circuit said successful a connection that Buffett posted to Twitter. "On doctor's orders, helium indispensable instrumentality this clip to recuperate and heal. Jimmy looks guardant to getting backmost connected signifier adjacent year." 

The connection did not supply specifics astir Buffett's wellness issues oregon hospitalization. 

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The determination affects Buffett's 5 planned concerts for the remainder of the year: 2 successful Las Vegas, Nevada, and 1 each successful California, Utah and Idaho. The Las Vegas concerts volition beryllium rescheduled from October to March 2023, the California performance volition beryllium held connected a yet-unannounced day successful 2023, and the Utah and Idaho concerts volition beryllium canceled, the connection said. 

Buffett has spent decades touring with his Coral Reefer Band each summer, but the COVID-19 pandemic hampered his quality to beryllium connected signifier successful beforehand of his tens of thousands of loyal fans, known arsenic "Parrotheads." During that time, helium performed virtual concerts, including immoderate for archetypal responders. 

"You know, historically you deliberation astir it, successful times similar this you inactive person to person a small fun," Buffett told "CBS Sunday Morning" in the summertime of 2020. "You inactive person to person a remainder from what's going on." 

2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Jimmy Buffett of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band performs during the 2022 New Orleans & Jazz festival astatine Fair Grounds Race Course connected May 08, 2022 successful New Orleans, Louisiana. Tim Mosenfelder/Wire Image

When asked during that interrogation astir his thoughts connected mortality, which helium has discussed openly successful the past, Buffett said, "You know, there's an extremity coming up there." But the vocalist besides expressed anticipation astir the years to come. 

"At 73, you know, I look up astatine radical that I cognize now," helium said. "You know, we conscionable mislaid 1 who was a beloved person and a large inspiration, Carl Reiner, astatine 98. That's who I look astatine up there. … And past I'll look astatine the 80-year-olds that are inactive doing it. And I look astatine the late-70-year-olds that are inactive doing it." 

"So, that's who I'm watching," helium added. "And moving seems to beryllium the magic elixir erstwhile you are fortunate capable to beryllium an entertainer, oregon bash things that you tin inactive bash astatine that age."

Victoria Albert


Victoria Albert is simply a Sr. News Editor astatine CBS News. Reach her astatine victoria.albert@viacomcbs.com

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