Based on the AP’s headline alone, “Hand pain halts Willie Nelson’s NC Show,” you’d think that a fairly lackluster story was to follow, but keep reading, because the first sentence will surely make you forget about Willie’s carpal tunnel issues altogether.
As it turns out, Nelson did cite a hand injury as the official motive behind canceling a concert last Thursday night, but only one hour before that announcement was made, six bandmates and crew members were arrested on misdemeanor possession charges after police allegedly caught them on a tour bus with marijuana and “non-tax-paid alcohol”—specifically, moonshine.
Nelson’s camp are sticking with their original story on the cancellation and have declined to comment about the pot bust, but why should they? After all, Willie (allegedly!) evaded the fuzz, unlike last time.