Country legend Merle Haggard has been forced to 10 upcoming shows after falling ill with a chest infection.
The Okie From Muskogee singer's publicist has assured fans the infection is not related to the lung cancer he battled in 2008.
A statement on his official website says, "Merle Haggard has cancelled 10 dates in September due to a chest infection. He expects to be back in action soon."
The next scheduled date on the 73 year old's calendar is in Texas on 5 November (10).
Haggard will receive Kennedy Center Honors and will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame in December (10).