Willie Nelson is widely considered as one of the most acclaimed living country music singers, and his and his family’s contributions to the genre have acted as an inspiration to a newer generation of country music artists.
Willie Nelson, despite being 89 years old and still alive and healthy, is touring the United States with the Nelson Family band.
He just revealed to the world for the first time that he had a serious health problem early this year that he had kept private until now.
Willie Nelson announced in May of last year, when the Willie Nelson Family Band was on tour, that a member of the band had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, Willie Nelson and his band decided to cancel their headlining performance at Jazz Fest.
Willie’s recent declaration that he was indeed playing the role of the band member was the first time the public learned the identity of the mysterious band member.
According to The New York Times, the country music veteran, who was 89 at the time, was napping on his tour bus before heading to Nashville. They claimed he awoke in the middle of the night complaining of trouble breathing properly. Willie’s rapid PCR test results are currently positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The fact that he had just turned 89 years old at the time makes the scenario even more terrifying because it makes him more vulnerable to the virus’s intricacies.
“I had a nebulizer for my asthma on the bus. At that point, I started working on whatever I could, including Paxlovid. His system had monoclonal antibodies. “Willie Nelson’s wife, Anne, was the one who told the media about their story.
When they returned to their home in Spicewood, Texas, they brought a full medical unit with them to the ranch to monitor Willie Nelson’s health and assure that he was recuperating well.
“We turned the house into a medical center. There were a couple instances where I had my doubts about whether or not he’d make it,” she said again.
Nelson’s tour resumed two weeks after the COVID-19 scare, with shows in New Braunfels, Texas. Nelson needed six days to recover from the COVID-19 virus’s health threat.
“It was quite difficult for me to deal with. The COVID is absolutely not something to be taken lightly,” Willie remarked.