In a tweet, Haggard’s youngest son, Ben Haggard, confirmed that his father had developed double pneumonia again. He had been hospitalized in December of last year, forcing the musician to reschedule the rest of his concerts for the year. At the time, the pneumonia was so bad that Merle told SiriusXM in an interview that he “was nearly dead.”
— Ben Haggard (@BenHaggardMusic) January 28, 2016
SPIN will track this situation as it develops.