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Country Music Star Colt Ford Hospitalized After Suffering A Heart Attack

Country music star Colt Ford experienced a heart attack following his performance in Arizona on Thursday evening and has since been hospitalized.

The 53-year-old singer had finished his set at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert, Arizona, a venue named after the popular singer when the medical emergency occurred.

Ford was rushed to Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit. Subsequently, he was moved to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale for further treatment, as confirmed by a representative for Ford.

Jason Farris Brown, known by his stage name Ford, is currently in a stable but critical condition. Ford is a well-known figure in the country-rap music genre and has collaborated with numerous country music stars.

Alongside Brantley Gilbert, he co-wrote the popular song “Dirt Road Anthem,” which gained fame when Jason Aldean included it on his album “My Kinda Party” in 2010. Ford’s collaborations extend to artists such as Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Walker Hayes, Toby Keith, Lady A, and Willie Nelson.

In 2022, Ford received a diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease that primarily affects the voluntary muscles. Although Ford mentioned that the disease mainly impacted his eye rather than his throat or face, his condition remains critical.

“It hadn’t really affected my throat, but it really affected my eye. I had no control over my right eye,” Colt told Taste of Country in 2023. “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.”

A year earlier he announced he was diagnosed with eye cancer but escaped needing full chemotherapy because it was detected early. “The doctor told me I was a week to 10 days from having to go on full chemo,” he told PEOPLE at the time.

He underwent surgery following the diagnosis and was back on stage days later, the outlet reported.

Source – Tru News Report


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