Jimmy Buffett cancelled his scheduled show with his Coral Reefer Band in Charleston, South Carolina, on Saturday (May 20), after informing fans on Thursday (May 18) that he is dealing with some unspecified health difficulties.
Buffett, 76, told his Parrothead fans on Facebook that the event at Credit One Stadium would be postponed and that all tickets would be honoured for the new date, adding, “These few words from Mark Twain about life changes seemed perfect to pass on at this time.” ‘Challenges make life fascinating,’ he says, ‘but conquering them is what makes life worthwhile.’ This week, I had an unexpected change of plans that impacted everyone.”
Buffett specifically said that he had returned from a vacation to the Bahamas earlier this week and was “thawing out” after his California winter tour, “chomping at the bit to get to Charleston.” During a trip in Boston for a check-up, Buffett claimed he ended himself “back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention.”
Buffett did not reveal the nature of his illness, the treatment he had, or his prognosis, but instead offered some well-worn counsel to mariners and landlubbers equally. “I promise you, growing old is not for sissies,” he wrote. “I will also promise you that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I will be doing in the land of She-Crab soup.”
The wealthy musician/entrepreneur postponed or cancelled his five scheduled 2022 tour dates in September of last year owing to unexplained medical difficulties that necessitated a short hospitalisation.