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Merle Haggard: Country Legend's Illness Forces Him to Cancel Feb Shows

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Musician/songwriter Merle Haggard performs onstage during day 3 of the Big Barrel Country Music Festival on June 28, 2015 in Dover, Delaware. (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Big Barrel)

By    |   Friday, 05 Feb 2016 08:59 AM

Merle Haggard, country legend, has been forced to cancel his February shows after struggling with health issues caused by pneumonia in both lungs, The Associated Press reported.

A statement released by his publicist said the singer-songwriter was still feeling weak from his recent struggle with the illness and has decided to seek further treatment.

The statement said Haggard "is hopeful he will be back on the road later in the spring." Haggard had shows scheduled in California and Nevada in February.

The 78-year-old singer of hits like "Okie From Muskogee," ''Mama Tried," and "Workin' Man Blues" had a battle with lung cancer in 2008. He still keeps up an ambitious touring schedule.

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Merle Haggard, country legend, has been forced to cancel his February shows after struggling with health issues caused by pneumonia in both lungs, The Associated Press reported.
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