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Sturgill Simpson has announced via social media that all his upcoming shows for the year have been canceled. Simpson was slated to hold a 5-night residency at Webster Hall in New York City from Sept. 28 to Oct 2. He also was scheduled to play for 3-nights at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, on Nov. 18-20. All tickets have been refunded.

“Much like last year, 2021 (in the most consensual way possible) can ALSO go fornicate with itself,” wrote Simpson in an Instagram post.

On Sept. 23 Simpson shared on a post on Instagram stating he lost his voice completely, and that it despite it had been four days he was, “still not better..hoping just viral laryngitis or inhaling treated wood from backstage campfire at Merlefest or something equally stupid and not actual injury to vocal cords for playing too many shows in a row after not singing much for over 18 months.”

He continued to write in that post how sorry he was to miss Farm Aid, Outlaw Festival, and more.

He also thanked Tyler Childers who had been filling in for him, Simpson wrote, “Thank you, Tyler for stepping up. I’ll get my money back from you in a poker game.”

Simpson appeared on the cover of the Jan./Feb. issue of Relix Magazine. Read the full piece here.