Carly Pearce, 34, Says She’s Been Diagnosed with a Heart Condition: ‘I’ve Got to Really Take This Seriously’

Carly Pearce revealed she’s been having some health problems involving her heart.

On May 30, the 34-year-old country singer posted a candid video on Instagram sharing an update on her health and how it will impact her upcoming performances.

“I have always been transparent and honest about every part of my life so I feel like this deserves the same honesty,” Pearce began. “You guys know that I’ve been dealing with some health issues and through that, I have developed something called pericarditis, which is a heart issue.”

Pericarditis is swelling and irritation of the thin, sac-like tissue surrounding the heart, according to the Mayo Clinic. It causes sharp chest pain, which could spread to the shoulders and neck.

Other symptoms include fatigue, coughing, swelling of the legs or feet, low-grade fever, shortness of breath and heart palpitations.

“I’ve been working with doctors and talking to my cardiologist,” Pearce said. “I still want to be out on the road, it’s really important to me but we have all decided that it is in my best interest as I’m healing to alter my shows a little bit.”

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