76-year-old Jimmy Buffett was rushed to the hospital and forced to cancel an upcoming concert in Charleston, South Carolina, after an issue popped up that required "immediate attention."
In a message to fans, Buffett explained "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. Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you."
His statement continued by saying, “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!'"
While thankfully Buffett seems to be alright, him and his team have been tight lipped about what happened.
Buffett seems to have been grounded by this unknown health issue as it was announced that, “On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal. Jimmy looks forward to getting back on stage next year."
Buffett has been touring since March and was set to conclude the current tour this month.
Unfortunately, he didn't quite make it but there are plans to reschedule canceled concerts with an assurance that those who had tickets for upcoming shows would have them honored for rescheduled concerts.
As to what exactly is keeping Buffett grounded, we haven't been given any details other than his check-up leading to his hospitalization.
Buffett had just been on vacation in the Bahama's before returning to Boston and being hospitalized.
This is the second time Buffett's health has ended his touring prematurely. At the end of 2022, Buffett had to finish a tour early because of health issues as well as a "brief hospitalization."
It's possible that Buffett's health issues are here to stay and he may not be able to tour again, which would bring an end to an incredibly successful career.
Buffett isn't just a talented musician and entertainer, he is also a prolific businessman with a restaurant and hotel chain which has made him incredibly wealthy.
Buffett's net worth is estimated at $730 million by Forbes which makes him one of the richest musicians in the world.
If this is the end of Buffett's touring, it will be a sad day for millions of Americans. However, there is good reason to hope that he will be back on the stage entertaining thousands just like he has for the past several decades.