BY Jack Davis, The Western JournalMay 20, 2023
11 months ago
 | May 20, 2023
11 months ago

Jimmy Buffett, 76, Needed 'Immediate' Hospitalization, Cancels Show

Iconic singer Jimmy Buffett has canceled a show scheduled for Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday due to health reasons.

Buffett, 76, shared the cancellation notice of his show with the Coral Reefer Band on Twitter, noting that ticketholders for the stop on his "Second Wind Tour" would be emailed about the cancellation and their tickets would be good for whenever the show ultimately goes on.

Buffett began his statement Thursday with a quote from American author Mark Twain that said, "Challenges make life interesting, however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

"I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all," Buffett wrote. "Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California 'winter tour,' and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston.

"I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention.

"Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I'll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup.”

Buffett told his fans that they “make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico."

Keeping in mind that health issues sometimes trigger death speculation, Buffett closed his tweet with a thank you and an admonition.

“Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’” he said.

In a 2020 interview with USA Today, he said: "I've had a couple close calls and I'm still here, so I think I've been living like it could be my last day for a long time."

During the pandemic, he broadcast video of old concerts.

"In the middle of dealing with tragedy, you have to have a little bit of fun, and that's really apparent in the people who are loyal fans of ours," Buffett said in 2020.

"We've always had the ability as Americans to solve problems. I'm not very keen on any of the political situations happening with it, but I believe in the intelligence of some of the people out there with the funds and wherewithal to get through this.”

The “Margaritaville” singer has said he does not care for the current trend in his favorite drink.

"Margaritas have gotten very sweet. I like real lime juice; I don't like a lot of sugar," Buffett said.

Buffett’s 2022 “Life on the Flip Side Redux Tour” was cut short by health issues and a brief hospitalization that led to some shows being canceled while others were rescheduled, according to The Washington Post.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Jack Davis, The Western Journal



Federal Court Advances Case Against Trump's Associates In Document Probe

In a critical development, a federal judge declines to drop charges against former President Donald Trump’s associates. CNN reported that, following a federal judge's ruling,…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Dog The Bounty Hunter Turns Author With Spiritual Mission

Renowned bounty hunter Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman has ventured into the world of literature with his latest publication, "Nine Lives and Counting." This…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Speaker Mike Johnson's Unexpected Shift on Ukraine Aid

In a surprising political pivot, House Speaker Mike Johnson has recently advocated for extensive aid to Ukraine, totaling over $48 billion. This move marks a…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Historic Trial: Former US President Donald Trump Faces Serious Legal Battle

The historical gravity of former President Donald Trump's standing trial on 34 felony charges resonates deeply across the United States. Judge Merchan cautioned the media…
16 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Sydney Church Stabbing Classified as Terrorism, Community Clashes Follow

In a shocking turn of events, a stabbing at a Sydney church has been declared a terrorism incident by Australian police. A mass at Assyrian…
17 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers


We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:



    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.