Another day, another Willie Nelson death hoax. On Thursday morning, several people started talking about Nelson’s passing after a radio station posted the following message on Twitter.
It didn’t take long, however, for other outlets to confirm that this was just another Nelson death hoax.
Over the years, the country singer has been “killed off” in various internet death hoaxes. As he advances in age, he is becoming an easier person to target, and his name tends to appear in these headlines more than any other celebrity.
Back in 2015, Snopes debunked reports that Nelson had been found dead inside his Maui home.
“The fake MSMBC.co article unfortunately fooled many readers as it made the rounds of social media again, even though it was completely false and was just a recycled version of the very same prank the site released months earlier,” Snopes reported at the time.
Nelson seems to have a good sense of humor when it comes to being “dead” so many times. In fact, he penned a song called “Still Not Dead” about the numerous death hoaxes that he has survived. You can listen to the song in the music video below.
As far as Nelson’s health goes, he has dealt with quite a few medical issues over the years. In his younger days, he smoked tobacco regularly. Although he has quit, he still smokes marijuana on a regular basis. In 2012, Nelson was hospitalized due to “breathing problems.” At the time, it was confirmed that Nelson had been suffering from emphysema. The high altitude in the state made Nelson ill, but he was able to recover after seeking medical attention, according to Rolling Stone.
Earlier this year, there were reports that Nelson was “on death’s door.” Reports indicated that Nelson had been sick with pneumonia, but his publicist was quick to debunk any stories that claimed Nelson was “dying.”
“He’s perfectly fine,” Nelson’s publicist, Elaine Schock, told the Associated Press at the time.
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