Country music star collapsed and died after show. The latest on his recovery –

Colt Ford performs at Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall on August 17, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)Getty Images

It has been nearly two weeks since the country music world has heard from star performer Colt Ford, and that is not entirely unexpected.

When Ford addressed fans back on April 24, he did so from his hospital bed, and he was visibly weak and soft spoken. That was no surprise because, at that point, Ford had been in the hospital in Arizona for three weeks after collapsing following a show there in early April.

That week brought plenty of revelations, and all things considered it was a great week for Ford and his fans. And that is because the singer revealed to the world that he died twice after collapsing and that doctors had given him a less than 1% chance of surviving after bringing him back.

Fans have continued to send prayers and well-wishes to Ford since he popped up on X, formerly Twitter, to address them. But, again, all has been quiet since.

So, how is Ford doing? What do we know about what has happened in the days since?

Well, the answer is: not much more than Ford left us with on that day. But Ford did tell fans he was going to have to take some time, be selfish and try to heal when he left his video message.

“I just wanted to tell you guys, thank y’all for all the prayers, the love, the comments, the messages,” Ford said then. “I got a long way to go, but I promise you this old country boy will get back. It probably won’t be this year, and I hate that I gotta miss all these shows, but I am coming back.”

That came after he called in to the Big D & Bubba radio show on April 23 to talk about what happened to him.

Ford said he had just stepped back onto his tour bus after performing at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row bar in Mesa, Arizona when he texted his fiancée, ‘Hi baby.’”

Ford said that, luckily, his band came out to check on him and found him. And, he said, country music star Brantley Gilbert got involved in getting him to the hospital and, eventually, making sure he was switched to another hospital when the one they were at didn’t have the correct equipment to deal with Ford’s heart situation.

“He said, ‘I don’t care what you do, get him to the other hospital,’” Ford said of Gilbert.

It was not just the dying and being brought back reveal that had folks talking, though. It was Ford’s religious revelation in the days that followed.

“They brought me back,” he said on the Big D & Bubba show. “They saved my life. The Lord had more for me to do.”

He added that one of his doctors told him he would not have given him a 1-percent chance to live.

“He said, I would give you a .1 percent chance that you would have survived,’” Ford said.

“I had so much trauma in my body and my heart,” he said. “I had three stents put in (my heart).”

Trauma that his fans continue to pray will be healed as they look forward to the next update from Ford himself.

Ford, who has worked closely with Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson and Jason Aldean, has had his share of health issues. Taste of Country reported last year that he was battling Myasthenia Gravis, an autoimmune disease.

He also reportedly had eye cancer and had to undergo surgery three years ago to deal with that.

Ford, whose real name is Jason Farris Brown, is a former professional golfer. He has released eight studio albums with his first coming in 2008, and his most recent, “Must Be Country,” released in 2023.

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