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Merle Haggard Cancels More Tour Dates Over Illness

02/05/2016
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(Radio.com) Merle Haggard is taking more time off before returning to the road. The country music icon announced that he is still recovering from the pneumonia that landed him in the hospital last month, forcing him to cancel his shows this month.

'He is still feeling weak from his recent struggle with double pneumonia and has decided to seek further treatment for it," Haggard's publicist said in a statement, referring to the count December hospitalization.

"Merle is hopeful he will be back on the road later in the spring." 'A couple weeks ago I came in the hospital here, and I guess I was nearly dead," Haggard told Sirius XM in mid-December. Read more here.

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