Mark Chesnutt Forced To Cancel More Concerts Due To “Underlying Medical Issues”
Honky tonk legend Mark Chesnutt continues to fight health issues that are keeping him off the road for at least 6 to 10 more weeks.
The “Bubba Shot The Jukebox” singer underwent “urgent” back surgery in July. In a statement issued at the time, Chesnutt said that he had been suffering for a long time and couldn’t put the procedure off any longer.
“When the doctor says: ‘you have no choice,’ you have no choice! I hate to get off the road, just as the venues opened back up. I was really looking forward to this year! I appreciate the support and understanding from my fans, and I‘ll see you all real soon,” Chesnutt said.
While recovering from back surgery, both Mark and his wife Tracie tested positive for COVID-19.
Roughly a month later, Chesnutt announced that recovery was going slower than expected and he was canceling six more concerts. In October, the singer posted that he was still recovering from his back surgery and was canceling the rest of his 2021 concerts, but would return to the road in 2022.
Unfortunately, Mark’s slow recovery has resulted in the cancellation of more shows. The 58-year-old shared on Facebook Thursday (February 10) that his recovery isn’t going well and that other health issues have been uncovered that make his “situation a little more serious that we first thought.”
“Hey folks! I’m very sad to report that my recovery hasn’t been going well. There were some underlying medical issues we didn’t know about until recently that made my situation a little more serious than we first thought and because of this I have to cancel my shows for a couple more months,” Chesnutt wrote. “My doctor has advised me that I will need up to 6 to 10 more weeks of recovery before he feels comfortable releasing me to work. I’m very sorry to disappoint any of you and hope you will bear with me as I struggle through these already difficult times. I hope to be back out there doing my thing for you all soon and am sorry I won’t get to see you sooner.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mark Chesnutt and we wish him a full and speedy recovery.