Merle Haggard has pneumonia, cancels Jan. dates

The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 7:28am (PST)
  • MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Country music legend Merle Haggard is being treated for pneumonia in a Georgia hospital and has had to cancel the rest of his January concert dates.

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    Publicist Tresa Redburn said she spoke to Haggard by phone Wednesday in his Macon hospital room.

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    The 74-year-old Haggard was taken to the hospital Tuesday after canceling a Macon show at short notice. He had at least four more dates scheduled for the rest of this month, from Kentucky to Oklahoma.

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    Tour manager Frank Mull tells The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer ( that Haggard has been sick since leaving his home in northern California last week.

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