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Carpal tunnel forces Nelson to cancel concerts

Country legend to have surgery to repair damage
/ Source: The Associated Press

Willie Nelson has canceled concerts for the next two months to have surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, a promoter said.

The 71-year-old country-western star, whose hits include “Whiskey River” and “On the Road Again,” was apparently in so much pain he couldn’t finish a show Saturday in Las Vegas.

“Willie Nelson will have surgery to relieve extreme pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome,” Carlos Larraz, a promoter with National Artists Corp, said Monday.

Nelson had 10 concerts scheduled for the remainder of May and June, including an appearance at the three-day Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., beginning June 11.