Mark Chesnutt has been through a lot in the past year. The “Bubba Shot the Jukebox” singer underwent “urgent” back surgery in July 2021. He took some time off to recover, but that recovery ended up taking much longer than he expected.
Chesnutt eventually had to cancel the remainder of his concerts in 2021. In February 2022, Chesnutt shared that his recovery “hadn’t been going well” and said he needed more time off:
“There were some underlying medical issues we didn’t know about until recently that made my situation a little more serious than we first thought and because of this I have to cancel my shows for a couple more months,” he said.
Chesnutt had some more encouraging news to share in April. He said he was going to physical therapy, made some changes to his diet, and was feeling better:
“I have had some issues with neuropathy that was concerning, but that has started to subside and that has allowed me to be more proactive in my recovery,” he said.
Chesnutt ended that update by saying he could “see a light at the end of the tunnel” and hoped to be back on stage soon.
Finally, a year after his surgery, Chesnutt is able to get back on the road! The singer shared the good news about his health in a video message on social media.
“I am finally back on the road…we had rehearsals yesterday for the first time in over a year, and they were great. And I’m really, really excited...” he said.
Chesnutt’s first show back will be on July 16. He plans to keep going from there.
Watch the video below to hear Chesnutt share the news about his return to touring. We’re so happy he’s feeling better!