Iconic singer Jimmy Buffett has postponed his tour for the rest of the year, citing unspecified health issues and a “brief hospitalization”. The 75-year-old, known for hits like “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday”, said he plans to start again next year.
“Due to health issues and a brief hospitalization, Jimmy will have to avoid touring for the rest of the year,” Buffett said in a statement. Twitter, “On doctor’s orders, he should take time to recover and recover. Jimmy is looking forward to getting back on stage next year.”
The statement did not provide details about Buffett’s health issues or hospitalization.
The decision affects Buffett’s five planned concerts for the rest of the year: two in Las Vegas, Nevada and one each in California, Utah and Idaho. The Las Vegas concert will be rescheduled from October to March 2023, the California concert will be held in 2023 at an as yet unannounced date, and the Utah and Idaho concerts will be canceled, the statement said.
Buffett has toured each summer with his choral reefer band for decades, but the COVID-19 pandemic has hampered his ability to be on stage in front of thousands of his loyal fans, known as “Parothodes.” During that time, he performed virtual concerts, including some for first responders.
“You know, historically you think about it, in times like these you’ve still got to have a little bit of fun,” Buffettin the summer of 2020. “You still have to take a break from what’s going on.”
During that interview when he was asked about his, which he has openly discussed in the past, Buffett said, “You know, there’s an end coming.” But the singer also expressed hope about the coming years.
“At 73, you know, I look at the people I know now,” he said. “You know, we’ve lost a dear friend and a great inspiration, Karl Reiner, at the age of 98. That’s what I see there. … And then I’ll look at 80-year-olds who are still doing it.” Have been doing it. And I look at the late 70s who are still doing it.”
“So, that’s what I see,” he said. “And working out seems like an elixir of magic when you’re lucky enough to be a entertainer, or to do things you can still do at that age.”