Leon Russell Suffers Heart Attack, Cancels Peacemaker Appearance

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tulsa-born  Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell will be canceling his upcoming performance in Fort Smith following a heart attack he had last week.

The 74-year-old singer/pianist will be undergoing heart surgery in Nashville, Tennessee this week, reported News on 6.

Following his heart attack, Russell decided to cancel his upcoming performances through Sept. 18. This includes his scheduled performance at the Fort Smith Peacemaker’s Music and Arts Festival at the end of July. He is also cancelling a performance in Oklahoma City that was set for Sept. 16.

His representatives told News on 6 that they are optimistic he will make a full recovery.