Rumor: Willie Nelson Death - Is He Dead Or Alive?
Yes! Willie Nelson is still alive and kicking. In fact, he just celebrated his 89th birthday last April.
Willie's Roadhouse, his own Sirius XM station, held a four-day birthday bash to celebrate him. Nelson is the father of six children (Willy Jr. died in 1991), and he received well wishes from his children via Zoom.
Nelson has been nominated for 52 Grammy Awards and has won ten of them. Moreover, Willie was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993.
In addition, he was honored at the Kennedy Center Honors five years later. Nelson was inducted into the National Agricultural Hall of Fame for launching Farm Aid, an annual benefit for American family farmers.
Nelson worked as a radio DJ by day and a honky-tonk vocalist by night in his native Texas during his twenties. In the 1960s, he moved to Nashville and rapidly became absorbed in the blossoming country and R&B scenes.
Willie Nelson and Beto jamming together I effing love Texas! pic.twitter.com/P15y7rRqi1— Sara Spector (@Miriam2626) January 26, 2022
Willie made a name for himself as a lyricist for other singers there. On the other hand, his solo career was merely a little success.
He had developed his distinct sound by the time he returned to Texas in the 1970s.
Willie Nelson Health Update: What Happened To Him?
Willie Nelson has had a few health scares over his life. In 1981, while swimming in Maui, Nelson's lung collapsed.
Moreover, in 2012, Willie canceled a show in Denver owing to "issues due to the high altitude and emphysema." The long-time tobacco and marijuana smoker told NPR that he quit the former after two or three bouts of pneumonia in 2012.
"They" have Kid Rock. We have Willie Nelson. No explanation required. pic.twitter.com/1ctsI3ngvb— Covid2020 (@2020Kovid) January 26, 2022
However, in 2019, he had to postpone a summer tour due to a recurrence of lung difficulties. Willie posted on Twitter that he was sorry to have to cancel his tour, but he had a lung condition that he needed to have checked out by my doctor.
Later that year, he informed KSAT in San Antonio that he had finally quit smoking marijuana. Nelson explained that he mistreated his lungs before, so breathing is a little more difficult these days, and he had to be careful.
In addition, Willie also told that he is not smoking anymore, and he will be taking better care of himself."
Nelson has appeared to be in good health and spirits since then. He began his quarantine by spending quality time with his family. Moreover, Willie acquired his Covid vaccine in January 2021 and encouraged followers to do the same.