Mark Chesnutt Is Battling COVID-19 While Recovering From Back Surgery

The hits just keep coming for Mark Chesnutt. The country music trailblazer reveals he is battling COVID-19, while also recovering from back surgery. Chesnutt shared the news on social media.

“Just wanted to give everyone a little update,” Chesnutt posted. “I am currently on the mend from my back surgery. But, while doing so my wife Tracie and I have tested positive for Covid-19! Thank you all for the continuous prayers!”

In July, Chesnutt announced that he was postponing several of his concerts to have back surgery, which could not be delayed.

“I’ve been suffering with this for a very long time, and postponed as long as I could,” Chesnutt said at the time. “When the doctor says, ‘You have no choice,’ you have no choice! I hate to get off the road just as the venues opened back up. I was really looking forward to this year! I appreciate the support and understanding from my fans, and I’ll see you all real soon.”

Chesnutt came through the surgery without any complications, and is expected to have a full recovery.

“Mark is out of surgery and doing well,” someone from his team announced after his surgery was completed. “His Doctor said that everything went as planned and he should have a complete recovery.”

Chesnutt has released 17 albums and charted more than 25 singles, with hits like “Brother Jukebox,” “It Sure Is Monday,” “It’s a Little Too Late” and more. The 57-year-old is scheduled to appear on the 2022 Country Music Cruise,, along with the Oak Ridge BoysLee GreenwoodJeannie Seely, Wade HayesNeal McCoy, Sawyer Brown, Mickey Gilley, Jimmy Fortune, Billy Dean, Asleep At The Wheel, Ashley Campbell, John Schneider and more.

Chesnutt’s tour is currently scheduled to resume on September 2. Keep track of updates by visiting his website.