On Thursday, two-time Grammy nominee Jimmy Buffett revealed he was hospitalized ‘to address some issues that needed immediate attention’ after undergoing a routine check-up in Boston on Tuesday.
‘Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you,’ the 76-year-old billionaire – who boasts 2.1M social media followers – tweeted of his unexpected health setback.
‘These few words from Mark Twain about life changes seemed perfect to pass on at this time. “Challenges,” he said. “Make life interesting, however overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all.’
The Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band were forced to cancel their Second Wind Tour stop scheduled for this Saturday at the Credit One Stadium in Charleston, SC.
‘When I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup,’ Buffett wrote in the statement on his website.
‘You all make my life more meaningful and fulfilled than I would have ever imagined as a toe headed little boy sitting on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts, your amazing years of loyalty, and just remember, “NOT YET!” Love to all!’
The Margaritaville hitmaker – last pictured on April 18 – was also briefly hospitalized in September, when he was forced to cancel his five remaining concerts of 2022: ‘On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal.’
Buffett – whose parents died in their 80s – has reportedly been hard at work recording his 30th studio album titled Equal Strain on All Parts.
He has three children – daughter Savannah, nearly 44; daughter Delaney, 31; and adopted son Cameron – from his 45-year marriage to second wife Jane Slagsvol.
The Mississippi-born musician is also famed for being an avid pilot, a prolific restaurateur, and a generous Democratic donor.
He turned his classic 1977 song ‘Margaritaville’ into the Margaritaville Holdings empire, which he holds a 28 percent stake in – worth an estimated $180 million.
Founded by Buffett in 1985, Margaritaville grew from selling trinkets and t-shirts to offering resorts, restaurants, housing and more.
He opened a Margaritaville Store in Key West after licensing the Margaritaville name, which proved popular with his followers, known as Parrot Heads, and their children.
The Margaritaville theme restaurant and bar expanded to a location in New Orleans’ French quarter. A Margaritaville Cafe at Universal CityWalk opened in Orlando in 1999.
In 1998, Buffett launched Radio Margaritaville online and it was added to Sirius’s satellite.
Margaritaville had become an industrial complex, a vast network of merchandise, chain restaurants, resorts, lifestyle products.
Alongside this, Buffett’s assets include an estimated $570 million from touring and recording, a music catalog worth $50 million and $140 million tied up in planes, homes and shared in Berkshire Hathaway, according to Forbes.
In 2004, Buffett became a country music sensation after partnering with Alan Jackson for the song ‘It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere’ and was awarded a Country Music Association Award.
The song was a number-one hit in the country charts and it was Buffett’s first award in his thirty years of recording music.
With over 30 albums in his discography, eight of them are gold albums and a further nine are either platinum or multiplatinum selling records.
Source : Daily Mail