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- Posted on Jan 18th 2012 10:54AM by Erin Duvall
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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 tonight (Jan. 18) in Columbus has been canceled.
Back in August, the 'Okie from Muskogee' singer was forced to postpone several concerts for an undisclosed medical issue, after being taken to a hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas. He was also sidelined in late 2010 due to a respiratory ailment. The resilient entertainer beat lung cancer in 2008.
Merle's next scheduled tour date is Jan. 19 in Paducah, Ky. However, there are conflicting reports on whether or not that show will go on. Get updates on the legend's concert schedule here.