Merle Haggard Hospitalized With Illness

Filed under: Eric Scott |

Thursday’s Country Music News.

Country's Merle Haggard

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( —  We’re wishing a speedy recovery to Merle Haggard, who was hospitalized in Macon, Ga., Tuesday night (Jan. 17). According to Nashville’s WSMV-TV, the 74-year-old country icon fell ill prior to a scheduled performance and was rushed to a local hospital.

Merle’s tour manager, Frank Mull, confirms to the Ledger-Enquirer that the singer had been sick since leaving his California home last week. However, details regarding the illness have not been disclosed. His scheduled show on Wednesday in Columbus was canceled.

-Eric Scott

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