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Flaco Jimenéz cancels scheduled events due to illness

The 80-year-old Conjunto legend has canceled events due to pneumonia.

Flaco Jimenez poses with his six Grammy Awards. | Photo: Mariaelena Arocha

Music legend Flaco Jimenez has canceled upcoming events due to an illness.


The 80-year-old Conjunto music legend shared details via social media that he will take a few days to recuperate from pneumonia.

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“Unfortunately I will be spending a few days in the hospital with Pneumonia,” said Jimenéz. “With the help of my doctors and great staff, I am feeling much better and slowly recuperating.”

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“I will be canceling any upcoming events for now until I recover,” he added. “I apologize for any past or future canceled shows but I will soon get back to Doing what I Love, playing my accordion for my beloved fans.”

The six-time Grammy winner has canceled scheduled events since mid-November due to health issues. His last performance was in Chicago on Nov. 8 with Los Texmaniacs.

His career has spanned six decades, and it’s certain that no one has taken the accordion-fueled Tex-Mex sound to a larger audience than he has. Without compromising his musical vision, Jimenéz has introduced the traditional conjunto sound to mainstream pop and country listeners thanks to his collaborations with the Texas Tornados, Dwight Yoakam, and the Mavericks, and he is celebrated by adventurous rock fans through his work with Ry Cooder, Carlos Santana, Doug Sahm, and the Rolling Stones.

Tejano Nation will share updates on the health recovery for Jimenez as more information becomes available.

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