Willie Nelson was forced to bail on a performance at his Outlaw Music Festival date in Charlotte, North Carolina this weekend due to illness. Willie took the stage and looked ready to perform, even strapping on his guitar, but quickly took it off and walked off the stage.
TMZ reports that Willie looked upset when he walked off but Live Nation insists he bailed on the set because he wasn’t feeling well. His rep later said he had a stomach bug, and that Willie promises to make it up to his fans in North Carolina.
Live Nation says fans should hold on to their tickets, but there’s no word on whether they’ll get refunds. Since it was a festival, there were several other artists performing at the show, including Sturgill Simpson, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show and more.