Rodney Crowell cancels remainder of 2017 tour dates due to health issues

3:29 p.m Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 Music
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, Rodney Crowell speaks at The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony in Nashville, Tenn. Crowell is cancelling all of his remaining 2017 tour dates due to unspecified health issues. In a statement on his website posted Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, he said a team of doctors has advised him to rest and that for the foreseeable future, "my work will consist of quietly encouraging my body to return to its natural state."

Grammy-winning country singer songwriter and producer Rodney Crowell announced on social media and his website Wednesday that he has canceled all of his remaining 2017 tour dates on doctor’s orders.

A statement from his website reads:

Regretfully, I must cancel the remainder of the 2017 tour schedule. An impressive team of doctors have confirmed what for the past year I’ve instinctively known: dealing with the root cause of my health issues requires complete rest. For the foreseeable future, with expert medical guidance, my work will consist of quietly encouraging my body to return to its natural state. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

peace and love,
Rodney

He also sent a tweet Wednesday with the same language.

Crowell, 67, did not specify his health issues in the statement.The Texas-born artist was supposed to perform at the Americana Honors and Awards in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 13, but he did not attend. He won Song of the Year at the Americana Awards for “It Ain’t Over Yet,” featuring Rosanne Cash and John Paul White.

Last October, Crowell was taken to an emergency room in Tennessee after experiencing "cardiac symptoms" prior to a performance, according to Rolling Stone Country.

Crowell’s 2018 tour dates start on Jan. 22 on the Outlaw Country Cruise, and Crowell will tour the months of February and April, with stops mostly in the Northeast and the Midwest. 

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