Hand pain halts Willie Nelson's NC show

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Singer and guitarist Willie Nelson canceled a North Carolina concert because of a bum hand.

Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid on Randall's Island Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007 in New York. Nelson is looking to become dog's best friend. The country music star has filmed a television spot supporting an anti-dogfighting bill that is moving through the Georgia Legislature. State Sen. Chip Rogers, the bill's author, hopes to get the spot on TV and radio around the time of the Dec. 10, 2007, sentencing for suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

January 29, 2010

KENANSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Singer and guitarist Willie Nelson canceled a North Carolina concert because of a bum hand about an hour after several band and crew members were busted for possessing moonshine and pot.

Alcohol Law Enforcement spokesman Ernie Seneca said Friday that six members of Nelson's band and crew have been charged with misdemeanor possession offenses. They were cited before the Texas singer was to take the stage Thursday night at the Duplin County Events Center.

Nelson's daughter said on the musician's Web site that the show was called off because his hand hurt too badly to play. The right-handed guitar-picker had carpel tunnel surgery on his left hand in 2004.

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