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Mark Chesnutt Announces Return to Live Shows After Battling a Back Injury and Coronavirus

After suffering from an urgent back injury and testing positive for COVID-19, the 58-year-old is back and better than ever.

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After a few hard months and recent recovery, country legend Mark Chesnutt is ready to get back to the way things used to be.

On June 28th, Chesnutt was scheduled to be performing at the Marion County Fair in Indianapolis, but he was forced to cancel his set last minute due to an urgent back injury.

Taking to social media on July 16th, the 58-year-old shared an update with his fans regarding his injury along with the unfortunate news that he had to postpone his tour to recover from surgery.

“Hey everyone, I wanted to give y’all a quick update,” Chesnutt tweeted. “I’m going in for back surgery on July 22 and will have to be in the hospital for a couple of days. After I get home I have to take it easy so I can heal up and get back on tour. I miss everyone and miss the road.

The back injury caused him to not only cancel his show, but also undergo major back surgery which Chesnutt said he postponed as long as he could. After receiving the surgery, the country star had to take it easy during his 9-10 week recovery period, delaying live shows even longer.

On top of all of this, Chesnutt and his wife Tracie tested positive for COVID-19, which he announced on social media back in August.

“Just wanted to give everyone a little update…” the “I Just Wanted You To Know” singer tweeted on August 15th. “I am currently on the mend from my back surgery. But, while doing so my wife [Tracie] and I have tested positive for COVID-19! Thank you for all the continuous prayers!”

Since then, both Mark and Tracie have been receiving prayers from fans and music lovers hoping for their health as well as rescheduled tour dates, which were supposed to begin on July 9 and running through September 5. This also should have been Chesnutt’s return to the road after eighteen months since his tour was halted by the pandemic.

On September 13, Chesnutt shared on Facebook, “I had a great check up with Dr. today, and he is telling me based on my recovery that I can get back on the road at the end of September.”

The “Too Cold at Home” crooner proceeded to reveal a list of shows, which included a gig at Route 92 in Youngsville, Louisiana on October 1st, followed by a show in Winnie, Texas on October 2nd. Chesnutt’s post made him seem happy about getting back on the road, while fans flooded the post with their excitement in the comments.

In addition to his shows in October, Chesnutt announced a show at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Dec. 10, a Sept. 25 show at the DeWitt Medical Foundation Gala in Cuero, Texas, and a string of dates that begin in October and span all the way into May of 2022. To see all of his show locations and dates, you can go to his website

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Written by Gracie Lowes

Gracie is an intern at Celeb Secrets who attends St Clair College. When she’s not reporting on the latest news, she enjoys watching tv shows and movies, reading, going to concerts and traveling.

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