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Country Music Star Suffers Heart Attack, Hospitalized After Arizona Concert

Country music star Colt Ford suffered a heart attack after his concert in Arizona Thursday night.

Ford, 53, had just wrapped up his set at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row — a restaurant and night club named after the hit singer — in Gilbert, Ariz. when he experienced a medical emergency, according to 12News.

The “Workin’ on” singer was transported to Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa where he is in the Intensive Care Unit.

Ford was listed in stable but critical condition, the outlet added.

Ford, whose real name is Jason Farris Brown, is prominent on the country-rap music scene and has been featured on several tracks with other country music stars.

He, alongside Brantley Gilbert, co-wrote “Dirt Road Anthem” which the duo originally recorded before Jason Aldean made the song famous on his 2010 album “My Kinda Party.”

Ford has also collaborated with various stars including Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Walker Hayes, Toby Keith, Lady A and Willie Nelson.

In 2022, Ford was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic neuromuscular autoimmune disease that causes weakness in the voluntary muscles.

The singer previously said the disease affected his eye more than his throat or face.

“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.

The Georgia native was originally a professional golfer on the Nationwide Tour before he found passion in country and hip hop.

In 2011, Ford was nominated for an ACM award for Vocal Event of the Year for “Cold Beer” with Jamey Johnson.

Ford most recently released a single with DJ Cliffy D and Jesslee titled “Beers Back.”

He was scheduled to perform at two other venues in Nevada and Arizona over the weekend before his hospitalization.

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  • 1stAand2ndA says:

    Was he Vaxxed?

  • Norman says:

    The “JAB” got him

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