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Dwight Yoakam Forced To Cut Festival Set Short Due To Heat Exhaustion


Dwight Yoakam ended his set early at the Railbird Festival in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday. The 67-year-old country legend was forced to cut his performance short due to heat exhaustion. Yoakam left the stage shortly after his performance began, saying he was “overheated and dehydrated.” He returned soon after, saying, “In 38 years, this is the second time I had to walk off stage. I thought I was going to pass out.” But just two songs after he returned, Yoakam left for good, ending his set early. Yoakam shared this update on X: “Dwight would like to thank all the fans at Railbird for braving the elements with him this afternoon. With the combination of heat and humidity, Dwight had a quick spell of heat exhaustion but he is absolutely fine and appreciates the fans singing along to help carry him through to the end of his set!” (Lexington Herald-Leader)