Willie Nelson, the famed country music legend, has faced health hurdles recently, including emphysema, back problems, and collapsed lungs. Despite these challenges, he remains resilient and has no plans to retire from music. Nelson credits his good health to quitting alcohol and cigarettes.
Born in Abbott, Texas, in 1933, Nelson’s early exposure to various music genres shaped his unique sound. He is not only a musician but also an activist, co-founding Farm Aid to advocate for farmers’ rights and environmental concerns.
Initially struggling for recognition in Nashville, Nelson found success in Austin in the early 1970s, where he developed his outlaw country style.