Fans worry Jimmy Buffett is sick after 'health issues' lead to tour cancellation

Amber Peake September 28, 2022
Fans worry Jimmy Buffett is sick after 'health issues' lead to tour cancellation


Singer Jimmy Buffett has cancelled his remaining tour dates following “health issues” leaving fans worried to know how sick he is.

This week the 75-year-old singer shared a tour update with fans on his social media pages. He announced he wouldn’t be touring for the rest of the year following medical issues and a brief stint in hospital.

Fans have flooded his social media pages with well-wishes as they share concerns for the singer’s health.

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Jimmy Buffett cancels tour dates following health issues

On Tuesday (September 27), a tour update was shared on Buffett’s Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, which explained he wouldn’t be continuing his Life On The Flipside Tour Redux.

The statement explained that following “health issues and brief hospitalization” the artist would take a break to “recuperate and heal” following medical advice.

Buffett added he hoped to resume touring early next year. See the full announcement below:

Fans worry just how sick Jimmy Buffett is 

Following the hitmaker’s update, fans took to social media to share concerns. 

One tweeted: “Worried, but hopeful.” A second wrote: “I’m going to need hourly Jimmy Buffett updates.”

Others have flooded his pages with well-wishes. A fan wrote on Twitter: “Get well, Jimmy! We’ll be here waiting patiently for your return.”

A fourth echoed: “Get well, @JimmyBuffett. We love you, brother.” Another fan tweeted: “Please take care of yourself and get well soon.”

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Life On The Flipside Tour kicked off in 2021

Buffett’s tour with his Coral Reefer Band began in summer 2021, when they became one of the first major acts to tour again following the coronavirus pandemic.

Life On The Flipside Tour had its first show in July 2021 and they continued performances across the US until wrapping in December. In January, a redux edition of the tour was announced.

The 2022 leg of the tour kicked off in April and was set to continue until mid-October. However, the remaining five dates now won’t go ahead as scheduled.

The shows at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, scheduled for October 8 and October 15 have been rescheduled for March 2023. The October 22 show in San Diego is also set to be rescheduled but a date has yet to be confirmed.

The October 10 show in Salt Lake City and October 12 show in Nampa, Idaho, won’t be rescheduled.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.