Hank Williams Jr. Releases Statement After Wife’s Death, Will Still Perform This Weekend

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Alysse Gafkjen

Hank Williams Jr. has broken his silence regarding the tragic death of his wife, Mary Jane Thomas.

Hank Jr.’s wife of more than 30 years, she was just 58 at the time of her death (other reports cited her age at 61).

Initial reports suggest that Mary Jane may have passed away due to complications from a blood clot after surgery. Local police received a medical call to Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, Mary Jane was taken to the local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

And today, Hank took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the matter, to thank fans for the support, and announce that he will continue to tour despite this awful tragedy.

“Thank you so much for all your thoughts and prayers during this time.

The family has encouraged me to perform this weekend. Not only is it healing, but I do not want to disappoint my fans who have purchased tickets.”

Music is medicine.

Our condolences to the Williams family.

Hank Williams Jr. Announces 2022 ‘Live In Concert’ Tour

Ol’ Bocephus is back on the saddle again.

Hank Williams Jr. has been a staple in the country music for almost 60 years, and with his polarizing persona, he’s easily one of the most recognizable names in the genre.

I mean c’mon, we’ve all sang “Family Tradition” at the top of our lungs too many times to count.

With that being said, the 72-year-old is gearing up for his upcoming tour, “Hank Williams Jr. Live In Concert.”

Needless to say, the man can’t contain his excitement:

“It’s about that time, and you better believe I’m ready brothers and sisters. We’re bringing some blues, some rock and some country back to country.”


The man has announced 16 tour dates, kicking off on April 1st at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, and rounding out on August 13th at the Neon Lights Festival in North Lawrence, Ohio.

There’s one thing for certain, Hank Jr. is known for putting on some badass shows.

Hank Williams Jr. Tour Dates

On sale now unless otherwise noted. 

April 1 Landers Center Southaven, MS
May 27 First Interstate Arena at MetraPark^ Billings, MT
May 29 Alerus Center^ Grand Forks, ND
June 17 Wells Fargo Arena^ Des Moines, IA
June 18 Denny Sanford Premier Center^ Sioux Falls, SD
July 8 Golden Nugget+ Lake Charles, LA
July 9 Orion Amphitheater~ Huntsville, AL
July 21 Great Jones County Fair Monticello, IA
July 22 Nutter Center^ Dayton, OH
July 29 Salem Civic Center^ Salem, VA
July 30 Delaware State Fair Harrington, DE
Aug. 5 Simmons Bank Arena# North Little Rock, AR
Aug. 6 Choctaw Grand Theatre Durant, OK
Aug. 9 Jackson County Fair Jackson, MS
Aug. 12 Beaver Dam Amphitheater+ Beaver Dam, KY
Aug. 13 Neon Lights Festival* North Lawrence, OH

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