Colt Ford Reveals He ‘Died 2 Times’ After Having Heart Attack and Is ‘Not 100% Out of the Woods’

>“I walked back to the bus, texted my fiancée, ‘Hi baby,’ and fell over dead,” Ford recalled of his April 4 heart attack.

Colt Ford is opening up about his recent heart attack.

The musician, 54, revealed on the Big D & Bubba radio show that he doesn’t have any recollection of his performance at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row venue in Gilbert, Arizona on April 4, which left him in “an Intensive Care Unit at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona,” according to an April 5 press release.

“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 told the radio hosts in a phone interview. “I walked back to the bus, texted my fiancée, ‘Hi baby,’ and fell over dead.”

When asked by one of the radio hosts if he had been “clinically dead,” Ford admitted that he “died two times” following the performance. He added that he wouldn’t have had a chance if his band hadn’t gone and checked on him.


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