On December 4, there was a post put on Merle Haggard’s Faceobok page to let fans know that he had checked into a California hospital, forcing him to postpone December tour dates. The announcement said the shows would be rescheduled for late January through February 2016. We later found out that Merle had pneumonia.
Of course fans started posting well-wishes to Merle’s various social media sites. And, today, Merle responded. He posted the photo above, from his hospital room, with the following Facebook and Twitter message to fans: “Thank you all for your kind words and prayers! This picture speaks for itself on how I’m doing. Hope to see you all soon!”
In addition to his web site and Facebook page, you can visit his YouTube page for some great videos, and follow him on Twitter @merlehaggard. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we hope you will. You will find us @countryschatter.
Our thoughts and prayers are still with Merle, as we wish him a speedy recovery.