Willie Nelson "storms" off stage moments after walking on, as serious illness fears resurface

The singer did not look to be in a good mood when he came on stage to perform and then right after picking up his guitar, he threw his hat into the crowd and then walked off

                            Willie Nelson "storms" off stage moments after walking on, as serious illness fears resurface
Willie Nelson (Getty Images)

Willie Nelson was all set to perform at Outlaw Music Festival in North Carolina but the singer had to cancel the show as he fell ill. The singer, who was going to perform at the event on Sunday (May 27) made an appearance on the stage which sent the crowd cheering. 

In a video obtained by TMZ, the 85-year-old star was seen lifting his guitar to start his performance but things took a different turn when he put down his instrument and decided to leave the stage after he threw his hat to his audience. Even though the expression on Willie's face had people convinced that the singer wasn't in a good mood, Live Nation Carolina stated that the reason for him to walk off the stage was that he wasn't feeling well. 

"Due to illness, Willie Nelson was unable to play tonight at the Outlaw Music Festival at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte. Fans are asked to please hold on to their tickets until the new date is announced," the statement read. It is unclear if the audience has been given a refund. 


Willie previously canceled the show due to flu  (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Meanwhile, a representative to Willie told Metro that the singer had to cancel the concert as he caught a 'stomach bug' that left him unable to perform. However, he is reportedly feeling much better and is all set to get back on stage to perform. 

The singer will be putting on a show in Washington DC and plans to make it up to his fans there. While Willie might have made up his mind to please his fans, people who were attending the concert were not so happy. They had to wait for an hour until they got to know the news that the show had been canceled. "very disappointing- no-show by Elvis Costello and Brandi Carlile and Willie walks onstage throws a hissy and walks off without doing a single song- 40 minutes to curfew. Willie or won’t he?" one fan wrote. 

This isn't the first time that Willie has canceled his concert. The singer had to cancel several tour dates in February 2018 as he was feeling under the weather because of flu. Willie performed only one song at that time and decided to walk off the stage. However, this time around it seems like he will make sure that he does not disappoint his fans.