"I woke up still not dead again today. The Internet said I had passed away. If I died I wasn't dead to stay."
Willie Nelson is alive and well despite another round of internet rumors and irresponsible radio station tweets Thursday.
Has anybody heard anything this morning regarding #WillieNelson? I'm hearing a disturbing rumor...— Big John Howell (@JohnHowellWLS) August 3, 2017
Nelson’s management team confirmed to KVUE, our sister station in Austin, that the red-headed stranger has not passed away.
Nelson has been the target of so many death hoaxes over the years, he wrote a song about it for his latest album “God’s Problem Child.”
“You can't believe a word that people say. And I woke up still not dead again today.”
The 84-year-old country legend had some health problems earlier this year but he recovered and went “Back on the road Again,” including a sold-out show at RodeoHouston. He’s scheduled to play in Alberta Friday.
“The news said I was gone to my dismay. Don't bury me, I've got a show to play.”
Nelson’s concerts often include other tongue-in-cheek references to his death, including crowd favorite “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.”
“So don't sit around and cry. Just roll me up and smoke me when I die.”