Sad Jimmy Buffett News

Tropical rocker Jimmy Buffet was scheduled to perform at “The Coast of Carolina Show” at Credit One Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina on May 20, 2023; however, those plans have changed. 

Two days before he was set to go on stage, Buffet took to Twitter to announce that the show would not go on. He explained that he “stopped in Boston for a check-up” but that “check-up” landed him in the hospital “to address some issues that needed immediate attention.” He did not clarify what the “check-up” was about or what the “issues” were; however, he did attribute them to “growing old.”

Buffet continued, “Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you,” but Buffet was also clear that he plans to make a full recovery and perform at a future date. He explained, “I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I will be doing.”

Towards the end of his announcement, Buffet thanked his fans and told them how much they mean to him. He shared, “You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would ever have imagined.” He added, “Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.”

The performance has yet to be rescheduled, but when it is, “previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date.” All ticket holders will be notified with additional information.

This is not the first time Buffet was in the hospital recently. Less than a year ago, in September 2022, Buffet was hospitalized and had to cancel five shows. At the time, Buffet’s representative explained, “Due to health issues and brief hospitalization, Jimmy will need to refrain from touring for the rest of the year. On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal.”

It is unclear if he was hospitalized for related medical conditions in 2022 and 2023.

In the comments of Buffet’s post, his fans took the opportunity to wish him well. One comment reads, “Get well soon, Jimmy!”

Another fan wrote, “Get better soon Jimmy. We look forward to seeing you when you do!”

Does it surprise you that Buffet had to cancel shows due to an undisclosed medical condition? Do you think he will make a full recovery?