Chesnutt cancels all '21 shows, needs more time off after surgery
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Chesnutt cancels all '21 shows, needs more time off after surgery

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 – Mark Chesnutt announced today he is off the road until 2022 due to needing to recover from surgery.

"Due to needing extended recovery time for a recent back surgery, Mark Chesnutt will be taking the rest of 2021 off and will return to the road at the beginning of 2022," he posted on Facebook.

It was not clear if there were any unexpected issues in his recovery. In a July 21 posting on his website, it said, "Mark is out of surgery and doing well. His Doctor said that everything went as planned and he should have a complete recovery."

He had canceled shows in July, August and some in September as a result of the surgery. "I've been suffering with this for a very long time, and postponed as long as I could," said Chesnutt in a July 8 website post. "When the doctor says: 'you have no choice,' you have no choice! I hate to get off the road, just as the venues opened back up. I was really looking forward to this year! I appreciate the support and understanding from my fans, and I 'll see you all real soon."

Chesnutt listed 16 shows on his website remaining for this year. The singer's next show had been slated for Thursday at the Austin County Fairgrounds in Bellville, Texas. The final one of 2021 was slated for The Mirage in. Las Vegas.

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