"I’m Doing Fine": Tim Flannery Shares Email from Bob Weir
San Francisco Giants third base coach and occasional Bob Weir collaborator Tim Flannery has released an email he received from Weir regarding the guitarist’s condition and recent tour cancellation. JamBase has pointed out that the former professional baseball player posted the email on the Facebook page for his band, Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe. The post reads:
Bobby Weir tonight cancelled all of his shows with Ratdog for the next year, Rolling Stone came out with lots of rumored stories. I emailed The Chief tonight this was his response, for those that have asked.
“Thnx, I’m doing fine, just a bit too much work and especially travel. This year has been especially busy; I’ve put in more miles in the first six months than I normally do in a year. Taking some time off, which I haven’t done in 50 years…”
As previously reported, Weir cancelled all of his remaining tour dates on Sunday and his management confirmed that he will be off the road “immediately and indefinitely.” No official statement on the reasons behind the cancellation has been released at this time, though his former manager John Scher did tell Rolling Stone that “Bobby’s been having health problems for a while.”