Willie Nelson ends Salt Lake City concert early due to high altitude

Singer-songwriter Willie Nelson stopped his Salt Lake City concert due to health problems.

Country legend Willie Nelson was too high to finish a Salt Lake City gig Sunday night.

The 84-year-old singer said the city’s high altitude forced him to cut his set short at the Usana Amphitheatre. He stepped off stage and his bandmate came back to say Nelson needed a break.

Concert-goer Christie Marcy told the Daily News that a woman stepped on stage after a five-minute hiatus to say the concert was over.

“Willie loves ya’ll. He wants you to get home safe, but the show’s over,” she said, according to Marcy.

Marcy said the marijuana enthusiast appeared to be struggling through the first half hour at the Utah venue, located about 4,300 feet above sea level.

“It just seemed like he was having a hard time keeping up with the band,” said Marcy, a music writer for Salt Lake Magazine.

Nelson told fans in a tweet that he was “sorry” for the abrupt ending. “The altitude got to me I am feeling better now & headed for lower ground,” he wrote.

Nelson canceled a series of Arizona and New Mexico concerts in February, citing health reasons as well.

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