Charlotte, Willie Nelson abruptly walks off the stage
Willie Nelson abruptly walked off the stage Saturday night (May 26) during a date on his Outlaw Music Festival tour at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte.
The musician picked up his acoustic guitar, he briefly put it on, and then he set it back down. Without saying anything, the country singer flung his cowboy hat into the crowd and left the stage.
It seems that it was the 85 year-old artist’s second attempt to take the stage that night and that he didn’t feel good. Live Nation Carolina later released a statement chalking up the incident to an unspecified illness.
“Due to illness, Willie Nelson was unable to play tonight at the Outlaw Music Festival at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte,” read the statement. “Fans are asked to please hold on to their tickets until the new date is announced.”
Watch the video of Nelson walking off the stage on Saturday night below.