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Country star Colt Ford died twice after suffering a heart attack

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Colt Ford has no memory of the evening in April when he suffered a heart attack following a show in Phoenix, Arizona.

Traumatic

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During an interview on the “Big D & Bubba” show, the country musician shared his account of the “traumatic, crazy experience,” recalling the parts of the experience he could recollect.

Sold-out show

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He disclosed that he had passed away twice before being transported to the hospital. “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 in a phone interview. “I walked back to the bus, texted my fiancée, ‘Hi baby,’ and fell over dead.

Died two times

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“I died two times. Luckily, my band came out to check on me. … All of a sudden, that’s when all hell broke loose.” According to a statement from his representative given to Fox News Digital, Ford, aged 54, had just performed at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert, Arizona, before the incident occurred.

Critical condition

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At a certain moment, he found himself in a “stable, but critical condition in the ICU.” He acknowledged that following a text message to his fiancée, “I don’t remember anything.”

Medical attention

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Ford was informed that he had been moved to a different hospital for improved medical attention, and he “died on the way over” to that center, but medics “brought me back, saved my life.”

More music

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“The Lord had more for me to do, more music for me to make, hopefully more differences to make in some people’s lives,” he said.

Somber prognosis

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Upon regaining consciousness two days later, medical professionals delivered a somber prognosis regarding what they perceived as his likelihood of survival.

Jason Farris Brown

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Ford, also known by his full name Jason Farris Brown, mentioned that his physician informed him, “I wouldn’t have given you 1%, I would have given you 0.1% that you would have survived.”

Trauma

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“I had so much trauma to my body and my heart, they had to put three stents in,” Ford said. “There’s just so much going on, and then all of a sudden my gall bladder crapped out on me.”

Gratitude

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Even after the harrowing event, the singer of “Slow Ride” expresses gratitude for the opportunity to embrace life once more. “The overwhelming support and love I have felt … I get emotional talking about it. I have been an emotional wreck since I’ve been in here,” he said.

Life changing

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“It’s been life changing. It’s been spiritually changing. Obviously, it’s been physically changing. It’s just been a crazy. … I’m not still a hundred percent out of the woods yet. I’m gonna have to learn how to be a little selfish for a while before I get myself better.

Perspective and outlook

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“This changed my perspective and outlook on lots of things. Live every day like it’s your last because one day it will be.”

Bigger and stronger

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Ford also mentioned that he is taking full advantage of his well-being at present. “I’m gonna try to come back bigger and stronger and better than ever,” he said.

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