Jimmy Buffett is postponing tour dates for the rest of the year due to health issues and


Iconic singer Jimmy Buffett has postponed his tour for the rest of the year, citing unspecified health issues and a “short hospitalization.” The 75-year-old, best known for hits like “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday,” said he plans to resume touring next year.

“Due to health issues and a brief hospitalization, Jimmy will have to stay off the tour for the rest of the year,” the tour said in a statement released by Buffett. Twitter. “On medical orders, he must take this time to recover and heal. Jimmy looks forward to returning to the stage next year.”

The statement did not provide details about Buffett’s health problems or hospitalization.

The decision affects Buffett’s five scheduled concerts for the rest of the year: two in Las Vegas, Nevada, and one each in California, Utah and Idaho. The Las Vegas concerts will be rescheduled from October to March 2023, the California concert will take place at a yet-to-be-announced date in 2023, and the Utah and Idaho concerts will be canceled, the statement said.

Buffett has spent decades touring every summer with his Coral Reefer Band, but the COVID-19 pandemic has limited his ability to take the stage in front of tens of thousands of loyal fans, known as “Parrot Heads.” During that time he performed virtual concerts, including some for first responders.

“You know, historically you think about it, in times like these, you still have to have a little fun,” Buffett told “CBS Sunday Morning” in the summer of 2020. “You have yet to take a break from what’s going on.”

2022 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Jimmy Buffett performs during the 2022 New Orleans & Jazz Festival on May 8, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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When asked about his during that interview thoughts of mortality, which he has been open about in the past, Buffett said, “You know, that’s where the end is coming.” But the singer also expressed hope for the next few years.

“You know, at 73, I look ahead to the people I know now,” he said. “You see, we just lost one at 98 who was a dear friend and great inspiration, Carl Reiner. That’s what I’m looking at up there. … And then I look at the 80-year-olds. And I look at the late 70-year-olds who are still doing it.”

“So I’m watching it,” he added. “And work seems to be a magic elixir when you’re lucky enough to be an entertainer or do things you can still do at this age.”


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