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Country Music’s Colt Ford Survives Heart Attack

Following a heart attack on Thursday evening (4.04,) country/rap artist Colt Ford has been hospitalized in Mesa, Arizona.

Following his concert at Dierks Bently’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert, AZ, according to multiple reports, the musician experienced the cardiac emergency and is reportedly recovering in the intensive care unit at the Banner Desert Medical Center. 

Amid a flurry of health-related concerns, in a 2023 interview with Taste of Country  the now 53-year old singer said that he had “gotten in a lot better shape” “Last year, I got diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis.” “it’s been tough. The last year quite honestly got really hard for me. It’s a disease, and there’s no cure for this.” Ford also underwent treatment for eye cancer in 2021. 

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease that directly affects communication between nerves and voluntary muscles, particularly those that impact the eyes, mouth, throat, and limbs. “It hadn’t really affected my throat, but it really affected my eye. I had no control over my right eye.” “It really messes with your vision. I could see perfectly out of either eye, but then I would look together, and I’d see three of you, and you would be melting together like a lava lamp.” added the musician, born Jason Farris Brown.

Born in Athens, Georgia, Ford is credited as a co-writer on popular country hits, including Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem” and Brantley Gilbert’s “Country Must Be Country Wide,” and he released his latest album, Must Be the Country, in 2023. 

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Author: Saul Goode

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