Photos: Top five celebrity altitude blamers
Those of us accustomed to living 5280 feet above sea level often have little tolerance for lowlanders who gripe about the thin air when they visit Denver -- as if they didn't know it was called the Mile High City? These emotions fueled a list originally featured in Westword's Off-Limits column. Count down the top five below. Number 5: Willie Nelson
"In August, Willie Nelson, who is 79, bailed out of a Denver Dumb Friends League fundraiser called Lulu's Barkin BBQ, where he was supposed to sing. The country music legend was apparently "suffering from breathing problems due to the high altitude and emphysema," according to an announcement, and briefly hospitalized." Continue for more of our top five celebrity altitude blamers.Next Page
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