Jimmy Buffett hospitalized for ‘issues that need immediate attention’

Buffett was returning from a trip to the Bahamas when he stopped in Boston for a “checkup,” he said, after which he was hospitalized.

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Jimmy Buffett chats with the Chicago Sun-Times about his upcoming stage musical “Margaritaville” at the Broadway Playhouse on Monday, July 17, 2017. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Jimmy Buffett chats with the Sun-Times in 2017.

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Jimmy Buffett is revealing he was hospitalized Thursday.

The “On The Road Again” singer, 76, told fans in a statement posted to social media that he had to cancel a planned show in Charleston, South Carolina, due to “some issues that needed immediate attention.”

“I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all,” he shared.

Buffett was returning from a trip to the Bahamas when he stopped in Boston for a checkup, he said, after which he was hospitalized.

“Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup,” Buffett added, ending his post with the reassurance “just remember, NOT YET!”

USA Today has reached out to Buffett’s reps for further information.

Over the course of his long and award-winning career, Buffett has recorded 27 studio albums and won an ACM award for his hit song “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” according to his website.

The singer is also known for his multibillion-dollar empire, which includes resorts, liquor, casinos and RV parks all branded with the singer’s stamp of a parrot and palm tree. In 2022, Buffett expanded to cruises by launching a regular schedule of voyages on the 658-cabin Margaritaville at Sea Paradise, chartered from Palm Beach, Florida, to Grand Bahama Island.

The “Margaritaville” singer spoke to USA Today in 2020 about why he no longer drinks margaritas and his multiple near-death experiences.

“I’ve had a couple close calls and I’m still here, so I think I’ve been living like it could be my last day for a long time,” the actor said.

He also said his 2020 song “Live, Like It’s Your Last Day” was inspired by his past experiences with a 1994 plane crash and 2011 stage fall.

Read more at usatoday.com.

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