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Country music star fighting for life in hospital gets great update: ‘Keep the prayers coming’

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Say what you want about Colt Ford, but you can’t say the guy isn’t tough.

Two weeks after entering an Arizona hospital looking “grim” after suffering a post-show heart attack, the 54-year-old country music star is reportedly sharing FaceTime calls with friends.

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We know this thanks to Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer, who has been keeping fans updated on Ford since the ordeal began.

“Just after a FaceTime with our boy (Colt Ford),” Rymer posted on X, formerly Twitter, on Saturday. “He looked great for what he’s going through. Anyway, great for him. He has never been pure. Keep the prayers coming. He is facing a tough recovery. Pray for healing, peace and patience. I’m going to keep him laughing. He needs that too. THANK YOU!!!!”

Fans, many of whom have been sharing prayers and well wishes for Ford since the beginning, were quick to applaud the promising report.

Last week, Rymer wrote on X that when Ford first entered the hospital, his “chances for survival were grim.”

But late last week, he shared that he was texting with Ford.

“I texted with (Colt Ford),” Rymer wrote on X, formerly Twitter. ‘He’s in good spirits, considering what he’s been through. Very tired. It will take a while for him to get back on his feet. He will need patience. But he will get there. I want to thank everyone for sending prayers and (love) his way.”

Ford, who has worked closely with Toby Keith, Jamey Johnson and Jason Aldean, has had his share of health problems. Taste of Country reported this 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 it.

So it goes without saying that Ford is one tough guy.

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

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