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Merle Haggard resumes tour following bout with pneumonia

Merle Haggard resumes tour following bout with pneumonia

Veteran country singer and songwriter Merle Haggard has rebounded from his recent bout with double pneumonia, and will play some of the shows his illness forced him to postpone, including a date Thursday, Feb. 11, in Beverly Hills with Kris Kristofferson.

Haggard, 78, returned to the stage over the weekend for a show at the Mandalay Bay Ballroom in Las Vegas, where he was joined by fellow country musician Toby Keith.

Along with the L.A.-area show with Kristofferson, Haggard is slated for other stops this week on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in Santa Rosa, and Saturday in Oakland.

The Country Music Hall of Fame member was hospitalized in December...

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