Another big concert in Mississippi has been canceled last minute.
Hours before Luke Bryan was set to perform in Brandon Sunday night, the country music star announced that he was canceling “under doctor advisement.” Bryan was forced to cancel shows last weekend due to an illness before returning to the stage in Rogers, Ark., on Thursday and Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday.
“Dear Brandon, MS I am regretfully going to have to cancel my show there tonight,” Bryan wrote on X. “Under doctor advisement after taking six days off to heal I attempted to sing at both shows Thursday and Saturday and it was a struggle. Every show I sing I’m setting my voice back. I will continue to do everything I can to get better. Please know how much you mean to me and how heartbreaking this is to do.”
Dear Brandon, MS I am regretfully going to have to cancel my show there tonight. Under doctor advisement after taking 6 days off to heal I attempted to sing at both shows Thursday and Saturday and it was a struggle. Every show I sing I’m setting my voice back. I will continue to…
— Luke Bryan (@lukebryan) August 13, 2023
Bryan, a 30-time country chart-topper, had been battling a “head cold” but was able to push through the two performances earlier this week. Prior to canceling his headlining performance at Watershed Festival in George, Wash., on Aug. 7, Bryan explained that he could barely talk much less sing.
“This is such a frustrating weekend,” Bryan wrote at the time. “‘Shedders, I am sorry to let you down, but I am not back singing – can hardly even talk still.”
Bryan is the latest on a growing list of country music stars to cancel performances in the Magnolia State. On April 23, Morgan Wallen canceled the second leg of his two-night stint in Oxford six minutes before the show was supposed to start. Then, on July 29, Drake Milligan canceled his concert at the Keath Killebrew Rodeo in Jackson.
At this time, it is unknown if Bryan will reschedule at the Brandon Amphitheater.