BREAKING: Jimmy Buffett Hospitalized, Issues Statement After Suddenly Canceling South Carolina Concert

”I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention,” Buffett wrote.

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Posted on May 18, 2023

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Jimmy Buffett has been hospitalized to address medical issues that need “immediate attention” and will no longer perform in Charleston, South Carolina this Saturday, May 20.

Buffett, 76, took to Facebook to issue a statement with fans, addressing the unfortunate news.

Read Jimmy Buffett’s Statement Below

“Hello my faithful fans in Charleston and beyond,” his statement began. ”These few words from Mark Twain about life changes, seemed perfect to pass on at this time. ‘Challenges,’ he said, ‘make life interesting, however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.’”

He went on to reveal that he recently came home from the Bahamas for a routine checkup in Boston, which led to his hospitalization.

“I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all. Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston,” he continued. ”I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention.”

Courtesy of Jimmy Buffett
Courtesy of Jimmy Buffett

Promised Fans He Will Return To The Stage When He Is “Well Enough”

Jimmy Buffett then promised fans that he will one day return to the stage once he is “well enough” to perform again.

‘Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup. You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, ‘NOT YET!’”

“Parrotheads” flocked to the comments section to share get well messages with the Mississippi native.

“Take care of yourself and we will be ready whenever you are ready! ☀️Thank you for your music and the inspiration you give all your fans! I am praying for you ! ❤️ ,” wrote one Facebok user, while another shared, “Wishing you a quick recovery. You and your music, your band brothers are like family.”

Jimmy Buffett; Photo Courtesy of PBS
Jimmy Buffett; Photo Courtesy of PBS

Jimmy Buffett’s Second Wind Tour 2023

Dubbed “The Coast of Carolina Show” the Charleston, South Carolina concert at Credit One Stadium was part of Jimmy Buffett’s Second Wind Tour 2023. The show was set to feature special guest Scotty Emerick.

Previously Canceled 2022 Tour due to “Health Issues”

The “Margaritaville” singer has been facing undisclosed health issues since last year. In September of 2022, his team revealed that he would not be touring for the remainder of the year due to “due to health issues” and a “brief hospitalization.”

“Due to health issues and brief hospitalization, Jimmy will need to refrain from touring for the rest of the year,” his team shared last year. “On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal. Jimmy looks forward to getting back on stage next year.”

Jimmy Buffett; Photo Courtesy of Ticketmaster
Jimmy Buffett; Photo Courtesy of Ticketmaster

Fans who had tickets to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as they will be honored for the new date once it’s announced. Additional information regarding the rescheduled concert will be emailed to ticket holders directly.

Working On New Album

Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band are currently working on a brand-new album, which will serve as the follow-up to their 2020 project, Life On The Flip Side. 2023 will also find Buffett celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Son Of a Son Of A Sailor.

Jimmy Buffett is known for singing about the carefree, island lifestyle and is known for songs like “Fins,” “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger In Paradise,” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.”

Throughout his career, Jimmy Buffett has collaborated with several country artists, including Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and George Strait.

Thanks to his lucrative businesses, including a restaurant and hotel chain, Buffett is among the richest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of $730 million, according to Forbes.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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