This older permanent A list country singer has cancer and has been hiding it for close to two years now.
Apparently things have taken a turn for the worse and is not expected to live the rest of the year.
Stem Cell Therapy and Willie Nelson: Rebels by Their Own Rules
In the world of country music, few people march to the beat or their own drum – or better yet, guitar – quite like Willie Nelson.
Nelson, 82, has been active in the country music scene since the mid 1950s and continues to tour. In the 1970s, country music was confined to a set of standards known as the Nashville Sound, which featured clean-cut and formulaic stylings. Nelson, and other country artists, ushered in a new wave of country music known as Outlaw Country, which didn’t play by the rules.
That mentality led him to not being afraid to go against traditional standards inside and outside the recording studio.
In November, Nelson said in an interview with The Washington Post that he had undergone a stem cell therapy treatment to help his emphysema and pneumonia, brought on by years of cigarette smoking.- Source