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Country Music Legend Willie Nelson Hospitalized

Aug 20, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Country music legend Willie Nelson, 79, was hospitalized over the weekend while in Colorado for a concert appearance, reports NBCNews.com.

Nelson, who has appeared on TV shows ranging from "The Simpsons" to "The Dukes of Hazzard," missed a concert in Castle Pines, Colo., because of the illness, with concert organizers telling the audience that Nelson suffered from "breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema," the story notes.

Nelson told an interviewer in July that he doesn’t think he will retire, the piece adds.

"I still enjoy coming out and playing music and as long as the people enjoy it and come see us, I see no reason to quit," he said.

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