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Willie Nelson ends Salt Lake City concert early, blames high altitude

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Wade Sheridan
Willie Nelson performs at A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House on November 6, 2014. Nelson ended a concert early stating The altitude got to me. Pool Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI
Willie Nelson performs at "A Salute to the Troops: In Performance at the White House" on November 6, 2014. Nelson ended a concert early stating "The altitude got to me." Pool Photo by Olivier Douliery/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Willie Nelson ended a concert early in Salt Lake City Sunday at the USANA Amphitheatre.

The 84-year-old country legend was experiencing breathing problems, Billboard reported. Nelson would later take to Twitter to assure fans that he was OK and blamed the high altitude.

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"This is Willie I am sorry to have to cut the SLC show short tonight The altitude got to me I am feeling better now & headed for lower ground," he tweeted.

The incident is the latest health scare for Nelson after his publicist denied a report in March about the singer being deathly ill and after he canceled a weekend of shows in Las Vegas in January due to illness.

Nelson also delayed the start of a joint tour with Merle Haggard in October 2015 also citing illness.

Nelson addressed various online hoaxes about his death on his song "Still Not Dead" from his latest album released in April, God's Promblem Child.

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