When it comes to celebrities, one thing is certain, their lives are everything but ordinary, and the life story of living legend Willie Nelson is just the perfect example of that.
This incredible man has been making our lives a bit better since the 60’s when he started writing songs that turned huge hits for famous names like Ray Price, Patsy Cline and Billy Walker. By 1975, Nelson was already a star himself and did what no one has done it before; he created music mixing a variety of styles, including traditional pop, Western swing, jazz, traditional country, cowboy songs, honky tonk, rock & roll, folk, and the blues. The final result was a huge number of fans and everlasting hits.
Nelson was first introduced to music and instruments when was still very young. In fact, he has written his first song at the age of just 7 and by the age of 13, he performed with Bob Wills, the inventor of Western swing music. He and his sister Bobbie, who plays in his band, were raised by their grandparents, Alfred and Nancy Nelson, who both studied music courses. Nelson picked the guitar and never let it go, not even today at the age of 89.
Last May, a member of Nelson’s band was tested positive for COVID-19 and they were forced to cancel their headlining slot at Jazz Fest.
Sadly, Nelson contracted the virus as well, but considering his age, he experienced plenty of difficulties and the road to recovery wasn’t an easy one.
One day, as the band was headed to Nashville, Nelson complained that he experienced troubles breathing. A test confirmed he was positive of the virus so the family returned to Spicewood, Texas, where doctors ran a bunch of tests in order to determine the severity of the country singer’s health condition.
Nelson’s wife, Anne, said that the musician was forced to take medications to help facilitate his breathing.
While fighting the virus, Nelson’s home was turned into a medical facility. Luckily, he started feeling a bit better after taking two weeks from touring.
Nelson later opened up about the virus and said that it took emotional and physical toll on him.
However, he managed to overcome the tough times and got back on touring, making fans from all over the country happy.