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Willie Nelson Hospitalized Before Colorado Concert

Denver's NBC 9 News is reporting that legendary country musician Willie Nelson has been hospitalized after "suffering from breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema."

According to the station, Nelson's bandmates became worried when the singer was a no-show for the Lulu's Barkin BBQ fundraiser he was scheduled to play on August 18.

His concert promoters, AEG, have offered no comment.

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Josh Hart is a former web producer and staff writer for Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado magazines (2010–2012). He has since pursued writing fiction under various pseudonyms while exploring the technical underpinnings of journalism, now serving as a senior software engineer for The Seattle Times.