Willie Nelson Is Alive and Well

Chicago Station Posts Rumor of His Death

The only thing Willie Nelson fell victim to this morning (Aug. 3) is another death hoax.

A social media post originating from Chicago’s WLS-AM claiming that Nelson has passed is just a rumor.

His publicist confirms, “Willie is fine or as he puts it in a song, ‘I woke up still not dead again today.'”

The lyrics are from “Still Not Dead,” a song Nelson co-wrote with Buddy Cannon for his latest album God’s Problem Child, which was released in April the day before his 84th birthday. They began writing the song a couple years ago following another flurry of death rumors and hoaxes that have followed the country icon in recent years.

“[Willie] and I laugh about it,” Cannon told CMT.com in April. “What can you do? People just say stuff. Maybe somebody heard a rumor that he got sick. Everybody gets sick. Earlier this year, it was rumored that he was on the edge of death. I was talking to him the whole time and he was sick. But he just had this bronchitis.”

Nelson continues his 2017 summer tour on Friday (Aug. 4) with a performance at Canada’s Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta.

His Outlaw Music Festival tour resumes Sept. 8 in Holmdel, New Jersey with Sheryl Crow, the Avett Brothers, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Particle Kid.

Still Not Dead by Willie Nelson on VEVO.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.