Willie Nelson is widely recognized as one of the foremost living performers in the country music genre, and the impact he and his family have had on the field continues to inspire a new generation of country music artists.
At the age of 89, Willie Nelson is still actively touring the United States with the Nelson Family band, demonstrating his enduring vitality and passion for music.
Recently, he made a revelation to the public, sharing that earlier this year, he faced a concerning health issue that he had kept private until now.
In May of the previous year, while on tour, Willie Nelson had announced that a member of the Willie Nelson Family Band had tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the cancellation of their headline performance at Jazz Fest.
What came as a surprise was Willie’s recent admission that he had been the anonymous band member in question. At the time, he was 89 years old and was sleeping on his tour bus when he woke up in the middle of the night with breathing difficulties. A rapid PCR test confirmed he had contracted the COVID-19 virus, heightening concerns due to his age.
“On the bus, I had a nebulizer for my asthma, and I immediately began various treatments, including Paxlovid and steroids,” shared Willie Nelson’s wife, Anne, with the media.
Upon returning to their Spicewood, Texas home, they transformed it into a makeshift medical facility to closely monitor Willie Nelson’s recovery.