Grand Ole Opry star Charlie Daniels has been forced to cancel his upcoming Easter weekend performances in Murfreesboro after he had a pacemaker implanted on Thursday.
Daniels was set to perform at Middle Tennessee State University's Murphy Center on Saturday night and Sunday morning as part of World Outreach Church's Easter service.
He was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and admitted to the hospital for a series of routine tests on Monday. The tests revealed a pacemaker was needed to help regulate the country legend's heartbeat.
“I just had not been feeling well and wanted to get checked out,” Daniels said in a release. “I am thankful the doctors found the problem and were able to implant a pacemaker to get my heart rate regulated. I am feeling so much better and looking forward to spending Easter with my family.”
The 76-year-old is scheduled to be released from the hospital on Friday and will spend the next two weeks recovering at home.
Daniels has also canceled additional concert dates during his recovery.
For a complete list of the canceled tour dates, visit CharlieDaniels.com.