Country legend Willie Nelson has scrapped a series of gigs in Florida as he recovers from a nasty bout of ill health.

The singer cancelled two concerts last week (ends01Feb13), as well as another show on Monday (04Feb13).

His publicist has confirmed the star is suffering from "flu-like symptoms" and states he will reschedule the shows once he has recovered.

It is not known if Nelson will be well enough to return to the stage at his next scheduled show in the state on Wednesday (06Feb13).