(CBSDFW.COM) – Country music legend Willie Nelson was forced to abort a concert after just a single song on Saturday night due to breathing difficulties, according to a story in The San Diego Union-Tribune.
After that, the 84-year-old cancelled upcoming concert dates for this week.READ MORE: Dallas Homicide Detectives Investigating After Three People Shot On Storey Lane
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Nelson was halfway through his opener, “Whiskey River,” while performing at Harrah’s Resort SoCal in San Diego when he abruptly stopped.
Eyewitnesses say that he was coughing and wheezing as he left the stage.READ MORE: White House Says Colleyville Hostage-Taker Malik Faisal Akram Had Raised No Red Flags
A Nelson spokesperson told the newspaper the singer was recovering from “a bad cold or the flu,” and would spend the remainder of the week convalescing at his ranch in Texas.
Two dates at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, and a concert in Laughlin, Nevada have been cancelled.
Nelson canceled several shows in late January and early February after coming down with a “bad cold,” a representative said.MORE NEWS: Ex-Boyfriend Arrested In Death Of Houston Teen Diamond Alvarez Shot 22 Times
Nelson returned to the stage Feb. 16 to play at a San Antonio rodeo.