Willie Nelson performs at the Producers & Engineers Wing 12th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration at the Village Studio in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2019.

Willie Nelson performs at the Producers & Engineers Wing 12th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration at the Village Studio in Los Angeles on Feb. 6, 2019.

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Texas legend Willie Nelson announced cancellations to his tour late last night, citing health issues. "To my fans," he wrote on Twitter, "I'm sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. I'll be back."

This morning, however, Willie's publicist confirmed that only his six remaining August concert dates — which include stops on the Midwest and East Coast — will be cancelled. That means the 86-year-old star will be back for the next leg of the tour beginning in September, which includes 24 stops starting with his Outlaw Music Festival appearance in New Hampshire.

He'll also be on stage in Wisconsin on Sept. 21 alongside Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, Bonnie Raitt and more at Farm Aid, the concert he helped found (and hasn't missed since its launch in 1985, according to Rolling Stone).

Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid 30 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Sept. 19, 2015

Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid 30 at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago on Sept. 19, 2015

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This isn't the first time Nelson has been forced to miss a few events because of health issues. Last year, he canceled several shows after respiratory problems overcame him during a concert outside San Diego. He also backed out of a number of shows in 2017, citing illness.

In June, Willie released a new album, Ride Me Back Home.

And in May, a portrait of him clutching a vaporizer and surrounded by a cloud of smoke graced the cover of Rolling Stone for what the magazine dubbed "The Weed Issue."

His next Texas appearance will be on Nov. 18 at Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land. Following a show in Galveston the next day, he'll head north to the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., for the conclusion of the tour.

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