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George Jones hospitalized with pneumonia

Country star, 74, expected to make full recovery
/ Source: The Associated Press

George Jones has been hospitalized for pneumonia, the country singer’s record label said Friday.

Jones, 74, is expected to make a full recovery, but doctors advised him to enter Nashville’s Baptist Hospital on Thursday for treatment, Bandit Records said in a statement.

Weekend performances for Albany, Ga.; Panama City, Fla.; and Chattanooga will be rescheduled, the release said.

Jones’ hits include “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “The Race Is On,” “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” and “I Don’t Need Your Rockin’ Chair.”

He has been touring in support of his 2005 album, “Hits I Missed ... And One I Didn’t,” and performing at about 95 shows a year.

Problems with drug and alcohol abuse earlier in his career earned him the nickname “No Show Jones,” but Jones has said he’s been sober for years.

Jones, a Texas native who was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992, was critically injured in a March 1999 wreck when his sport utility vehicle crashed into a bridge about a mile from his Franklin home.