Country Music Star Colt Ford Speaks Out After ‘Dying Twice’

After county music star Colt Ford was rushed to the hospital in April 2024, the singer is opening up about the terrifying experience.

According to WSB-TV, Ford was in Arizona performing at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert when he fell ill. After leaving the stage following his show, he was rushed to a local hospital where he was admitted into the ICU.

Now, in an interview on the Big D & Bubba show, Ford is recounting what happened that night. At least, what he was told happened that night because as Ford explained he has no memory of it.

“I didn’t even remember coming out here to do a show in Phoenix, and apparently we played this great, sold-out show and it was incredible,” Ford said during the phone interview. “I walked back to the bus, texted my fiancée, ‘Hi baby,’ and fell over dead.”

That was the first of two times Ford would code. “I died two times. Luckily, my band came out to check on me… All of a sudden, that’s when all hell broke loose.”

Thankfully, each time, medics were able to revive Ford. But even after being saved, doctors gave Ford a “grim prognosis.” “I had so much trauma to my body and my heart, they had to put three stents in. There’s just so much going on, and then all of a sudden my gallbladder crapped out on me.”

Two days after suffering the heart attack, Ford regained consciousness. “The Lord had more for me to do, more music for me to make, hopefully more differences to make in some people’s lives.”

And now he’s vowing to come back stronger than ever. “It’s been life-changing. It’s been spiritually changing. Obviously, it’s been physically changing.”

“Live every day like it’s your last because one day it will be. I’m gonna try to come back bigger and stronger and better than ever.”

In a 2023 interview with Taste of Country, Ford detailed the health issues he’s dealt with in the past. However, at the time of the interview in, he told Taste of Country, “I’ve gotten in a lot better shape, and I just feel great.”

“My life is in a great place,” he continued. “I’m getting married in October. I found my person. And I’m just as happy and excited as I’ve ever been about music, which is kind of hard to believe. I feel like I’m not even done making my best music.”

His words come after being diagnosed with “an autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis” in 2022. He also shared that he battled eye cancer as well.

“It’s been tough,” he told Taste of Country. “The last year quite honestly got really hard for me. It’s a disease and there’s no cure for this.”

According to Ford, Myasthenia Graves “affects the muscles in your face, your eyes, and your throat. 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.”

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