Willie Nelson walked out on stage Saturday night (May 26) for a date on his Outlaw Music Festival tour at the PNC Music Pavilion, but after picking up his trusty acoustic guitar Trigger and briefly putting it on, he set it back down, flung his cowboy hat into the crowd and left the stage, according to Taste of Country. The 85 year-old singer could be seen walking out of the stage door after what was reportedly his second attempt to take the stage that night.

Live Nation Carolina later released a statement chalking up the incident to an unspecified illness. “Due to illness, Willie Nelson was unable to play tonight at the Outlaw Music Festival at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte,” read the statement. “Fans are asked to please hold on to their tickets until the new date is announced.” At press time Nelson had not commented on the skipped show on social media; a spokesperson for Nelson confirmed to Billboard on Monday morning (May 28) that he was suffering from a “stomach bug” that prevented him from performing and that the Charlotte show will be rescheduled at a later date.

Source : Billboard