In the world of country tunes, renowned country music legend Willie Nelson is a living legend. For upcoming country musicians, his enormous impact on the genre and the musical dynasty he’s built continue to be a source of inspiration.
Willie Nelson’s dedication to the music that has shaped his life is still unwavering at the age of 90. He travels all across the country, serenading audiences with his classic songs and demonstrating that musical enthusiasm knows no bounds.
However, Willie Nelson just made a shocking confession in which he talked about a health concern he experienced earlier this year and had previously opted to keep quiet.
In May of the previous year, Willie Nelson had informed his fans of depressing news while starting a tour. The Willie Nelson Family Band’s much-anticipated appearance at Jazz Fest had to be regrettably canceled since one of their members had tested positive for COVID-19.
What shocked the world even more was Willie’s confession that he had been the anonymous band member who fell victim to the virus. At that time, he was 89 years old, peacefully asleep on his tour bus when he was rudely awakened by the unrelenting grip of breathlessness. A swift PCR test confirmed what he had feared – he had contracted the COVID-19 virus, a situation made all the more precarious due to his advanced age.
The incident was clarified by Willie’s wife, Anne, who said, «On the bus, I had a nebulizer for my asthma, and I immediately began various treatments, including Paxlovid and steroids.»
When they arrived back at their sanctuary in Spicewood, Texas, their house had changed. It changed into a temporary medical facility where Willie Nelson’s healing process was closely monitored.
We converted our house into a hospital facility, and there were times when I had my concerns about his recovery, Anne Nelson reflected.
Amazingly, Willie Nelson was back on the road singing to crowds in New Braunfels, Texas, just two weeks after the COVID-19 scare. He totally recovered from the effects of the illness in just six days.
It was a difficult ordeal for me, in Willie’s own words. There is no minimizing the seriousness of COVID or its implications.