Merle Haggard Once Again Cancels a Month of Shows

Country great Merle Haggard has once again been forced to cancel a series of dates after a recurring bout with double pneumonia.

Haggard told fans that all April dates were off in a short statement:
I want to thank my fans for their prayers and well wishes. I hope to be back on the road in May, but I’m taking it one day at a time.
Merle has had numerous fights with pneumonia over the last couple of years. The latest seems to have started in December when he was hospitalized in CA. At the beginning of February all of that month's dates were cancelled after the singer decided to seek further medical advice, still feeling ill after battling the illness in December; however, less than a week letter, he went back on the road for makeup dates.

In early-March, he was once again back in the hospital with another month of dates off.

Double pneumonia, where the infection is in both lungs, can be extremely serious but Haggard, 78, has seemed to fight it off many times in the past. Merle had part of a lung removed in 2008 while fighting cancer.

His next scheduled tour date is May 10 at the ASU Convocation Center in State University, AR.

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