Photos: Top five celebrity altitude blamers

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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

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"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."

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wtfk
wtfk

I thought altitude sickness kicked in at around 20,000 feet.

Robbie Ratay
Robbie Ratay

Moved here almost 15 yrs ago and have never been bothered by the altitude guess its cuz im a natural bad ass lol

Don Finley
Don Finley

I had someone from out of state complaining about it being hard to walk in Clear Creek saying that he didn't know it was going to be so "rocky" up here... lol

Lucas Jeffery
Lucas Jeffery

If they're doing something fairly physical like athletic competition or dancing around on stage, then the altitude will affect them. However, Obama standing at a podium in a city he has visited several times in the past...I'm less likely to accept the altitude argument.

Zachary Higman
Zachary Higman

That is the reason. People in Denver and the suburbs lie so much. And the weed too..

Bill Black
Bill Black

Jerry Tarkanian dealt with the attitude issue in the Final Four by telling his players, "The altitude only effects you OUTSIDE." They bought that.

Todd Elsen
Todd Elsen

You know Denver is a mile up, Quit your complaining

Kaitlyn Griffiths
Kaitlyn Griffiths

I used to think altitude sickness was a joke..growing up here climbing 14ners. Then after living at a much lower altitude and traveling up to a mt town..I got altitude sickness..it's scary! Chest tightens..can't breath...dizziness..headache..confusion. Not fun! It's not funny or irritating to me.

Joel Bader
Joel Bader

Kick them out of the REAL Mile-High Club!!!!

Kasey Elkington
Kasey Elkington

When I saw THE WHO in 2000 John asked "how do you people breath up here?" To which Pete responded with "how do they breed? The same as everyone else I'd expect."

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