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George Jones Hospitalized Again

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According to a statement from George Jones‘ publicist, the legendary country singer was admitted to a hospital in Nashville Monday afternoon (May 21). It hasn’t been a banner year for Jones, who has battled several upper respiratory issues this spring.

Jones, 80, will undergo several tests to determine why this lingering respiratory infection is giving him so much trouble. So far this year, the ‘He Stopped Loving Her Today’ legend has had to cancel several tour dates in April and May.

Jones was first hospitalized for respiratory issues on March 29. What he thought would be a short visit to the hospital turned into six-day stay. On doctor’s orders, Jones canceled his concert tour dates through May 20.

“I never want to cancel a show, but I have to do what the doctors tell me,” he said in a statement. “I thank all the fans from the bottom of my heart for their prayers and I look forward to seeing them on the road soon.”

Once he started feeling better, the iconic singer was happy to announce that he would be returning to the stage at the Loretta Lynn Ranch over Memorial Day weekend. But unfortunately, Jones’ turn for the worse put his gig at Loretta’s Ranch in jeopardy.

There aren’t many other details available at this time, but the country legend’s publicist had noted that all of the singer’s concerts scheduled through June will be rescheduled where possible. We wish Jones a speedy recovery!

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