BREAKING: Jimmy Buffett Will No Longer Perform In South Carolina This Weekend

Buffett shared the unfortunate news in a message to his “faithful fans.”


Lauren Jo Black

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May 18, 2023

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Jimmy Buffett has been hospitalized to address medical issues that need “immediate attention” and will no longer perform in Charleston, South Carolina this Saturday, May 20. 

Buffett, 76, took to Facebook to share the unfortunate news.

“Hello my faithful fans in Charleston and beyond,” his statement began. ”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.’” 

See His Statement

He went on to reveal that he recently came home from the Bahamas for a routine checkup in Boston, which led to his hospitalization. 

“I had a sudden change of plans this week that affected us all. Two days ago, I was just back from a trip to the Bahamas, thawing out from the California ‘winter tour,’ and chomping at the bit to get to Charleston,” he continued. ”I had to stop in Boston for a check-up but wound up back in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention.”

Promises To Return To The Stage

Jimmy Buffett then promised fans that he will one day return to the stage once he is “well enough” to perform again.

‘Growing old is not for sissies, I promise you. I also will promise you, that when I am well enough to perform, that is what I’ll be doing in the land of She-Crab soup. 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!’”

Fans Shared Well-Wishes

“Parrotheads” flocked to the comments section to share get-well messages with the Mississippi native. 

“Take care of yourself and we will be ready whenever you are ready! ☀️Thank you for your music and the inspiration you give all your fans! I am praying for you ! ❤️ ,” wrote one Facebook user, while another shared, “Wishing you a quick recovery. You and your music, your band brothers are like family. ❤️

Jimmy Buffett; Facebook
Jimmy Buffett; Facebook

Dubbed “The Coast of Carolina Show” the Charleston, South Carolina concert at Credit One Stadium was part of Jimmy Buffett’s Second Wind Tour 2023. The show was set to feature special guest Scotty Emerick. 

The “Margaritaville” singer has been facing undisclosed health issues since last year. In September of 2022, his team revealed that he would not be touring for the remainder of the year due to “due to health issues” and a “brief hospitalization.”   

“Due to health issues and brief hospitalization, Jimmy will need to refrain from touring for the rest of the year,” his team shared last year. “On doctor’s orders, he must take this time to recuperate and heal. Jimmy looks forward to getting back on stage next year.”  

Fans who had tickets to see Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as they will be honored for the new date once it’s announced. Additional information regarding the rescheduled concert will be emailed to ticket holders directly. 

Working On A New Album

Jimmy Buffett And The Coral Reefer Band are currently working on a brand-new album, which will serve as the follow-up to their 2020 project, Life On The Flip Side. 2023 will also find Buffett celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Son Of a Son Of A Sailor.

Jimmy Buffett - Life On The Flip Side
Jimmy Buffett – Life On The Flip Side

An Icon

Jimmy Buffett is known for singing about the carefree, island lifestyle and is known for songs like “Fins,” “Come Monday,” “Cheeseburger In Paradise,” and “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes.”

Throughout his career, Jimmy Buffett has collaborated with several country artists, including Alan Jackson, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and George Strait.

Thanks to his lucrative businesses, including a restaurant and hotel chain, Buffett is among the richest musicians in the world, with an estimated net worth of $730 million, according to Forbes.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.