Country Star Colt Ford Suffers Heart Attack

( – Country music singer and songwriter Colt Ford, 54, was rushed to Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, after suffering from a heart attack following a performance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert on April 4.

He was reportedly in critical condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit but was later moved to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. Ford’s representatives told People magazine that he was “steadily improving in a positive direction,” but still in critical condition. Ford’s upcoming performances in Arizona and Nevada were canceled. The former professional golfer, whose real name is Jason Farris Brown, has a history of health issues, including a 2022 diagnosis of myasthenia gravis. There is no cure for the chronic autoimmune condition, and symptoms include weakness of the body’s voluntary muscles.

Ford discussed his condition in 2023 with Taste of Country magazine, revealing that his vision was the main thing affected. He said that he lost control of the muscles in his right eye and could see well when looking with one eye, but that everything “would be melting together like a lava lamp” when trying to see with both eyes at the same time. He also had surgery to remove cancer from his eye but avoided having to do chemotherapy. Ford has often relied on his faith in God to get through tough times.

Ford has written several hit songs, including “Dirt Road Anthem,” which was recorded by country artist Brantley Gilbert and then covered by Jason Aldean. Ford has worked with other country mega-stars, including Toby Keith and Willie Nelson. He is an avid hunter and enjoys being outdoors with his wife and friends. Ford is in the middle of his 2024 concert tour, but it is unknown if he will be canceling the remaining events, which are scheduled through August. After surgery for his eye cancer, he performed merely days later.

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