[Updated March 3: Merle Haggard’s upcoming concerts at the Ryman have been postponed to Sept. 27 and 28 due to illness. March 8 tickets will be honored on Sept. 27. March 9 tickets will be honored on Sept. 28. If you are unable to attend the new dates, refunds are available at point of purchase. Deadline for refunds is April 8 and 9.]
Merle Haggard has been admitted to a California hospital for treatment of a recurring bout of double pneumonia.
His publicist, in a statement released Tuesday, said Haggard has had to postpone his concert dates in March. Haggard had been slated to play Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on March 8-9.
A March 3 concert date with Marty Stuart in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has been rescheduled for May 10.
The 78-year-old singer cancelled some dates in February because he was still feeling weak from a previous case of pneumonia in both lungs, but returned to the stage last month.
In October 2015, Haggard spoke with MusicRow Owner/Publisher Sherod Robertson for the MusicRow Podcast about country music and memories of his friendship with Johnny Cash.
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