Merle Haggard, Chris Young Both Sidelined by Illness

Merle Haggard. Photo: Myriam Santos

Merle Haggard. Photo: Myriam Santos

Merle Haggard has checked into a California hospital with pneumonia, while Chris Young has delayed three shows due to strep throat.

The news about Haggard’s hospitalization was posted to his official Facebook page on Thursday (Dec. 3). As a result of his illness, Haggard postponed shows in Palm Desert, California, and Riverside, California. The post indicated that he expects to resume touring next week.

Chris Young. Photo: David McClister

Chris Young. Photo: David McClister

Meanwhile, Young’s diagnosis with strep throat forced him to postpone three concerts until January. Those shows will now take place on January 7 in Green Bay, Wisconsin; January 8 in Rochester, Minnesota; and January 9 in Duluth, Minnesota.

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