And of this writing, as Friday replaces the day Jimmy Buffett went into the hospital on Thursday, his situation is unchanged. He is still under observation but is ever optimistic he will soon return to the stage.
“When I am well enough to perform, that is what I will be doing in the land of She-Crab soup,” he posted on his Facebook page, meaning Charleston. For those who do not know, she-crab soup was created in Charleston in the early 1900s at a dinner with President William Howard Taft and Charleston mayor R. Goodwyn Rhett.
He had to postpone – PubClub.com is using that term instead of “cancel” – his scheduled Charleston tour after he went to the doctor for a checkup but “wound up back up in the hospital to address some issues that needed immediate attention.” The Charleston show was the final show of Buffett’s “Second Wind” tour that was a series of concerts that we rescheduled when Buffett was first hospitalized back in October.
If this makes concerned Parrotheads feel any better about Buffett’s condition, PubClub.com was in the second row of the Jimmy Buffett San Diego concert two weeks earlier, May 6, and it was hard to tell he had been in the hospital just a few months earlier. He moved around the stage, talked with the audience, joked with the band, did the “Fins Up” and showed no signs of fatigue, being slow or looking old. He has, after all, taken 76 trips around the sun.
“Come back soon. There are no tour dates at this time.” This is currently posted on the Margaritaville website.
PubClub.com will provide updates as they become available, certainly if his condition is improvin and he’ll be roarin’ Friday night.