Country Star George Jones Hospitalized
1/6/2011 12:14pm EST
Country music legend George Jones has been hospitalized in Nashville, Tennessee, after an annual medical check-up sparked concerns for his health.
The 79-year-old singer/songwriter was undergoing a regular examination on Wednesday when doctors decided to admit him to hospital and keep him in overnight.
A statement from Jones' publicist reads, "On Wednesday, January 5th 2011, George Jones underwent an annual routine health check-up. Although Mr. Jones is staying overnight in a Nashville hospital, he is resting and will be released tomorrow."
Jones has laughed off the hospitalization, adding, "I just decided I didn't want to drive back to Franklin in this cold weather so I guess I'll just stay here tonight and go home tomorrow."