shavEr rE­cu­PEr­at­ing

Austin American-Statesman - - WEDNESDAYBRIEFING - — Pa­trick Cald­well

Af­ter can­cel­ing three sched­uled July shows be­cause of chest pain — in­clud­ing an ap­pear­ance at Wil­lie Nel­son’s Fourth of July Pic­nic and an up­com­ing ap­pear­ance in Luck­en­bach — Billy Joe Shaver is re­cov­er­ing from mi­nor heart surgery, in­clud­ing a stent pro­ce­dure Mon­day.

Shaver, 71, fa­mously suf­fered a heart at­tack in 2001 at Gruene Hall while play­ing a New Year’s Eve show. He is ex­pected to re­sume per­form­ing in Au­gust, man­ager Greg Henry said Tues­day.

“He’s sched­uled for a bunch of shows in Au­gust, and we’ll take stock, but we don’t in­tend to can­cel any­thing at this point,” Henry said.

Billy Joe Shaver

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