Country Performer Says He ‘Died Two Times’ After Concert at Dierks Bentley’s Bar

Colt Ford and Dierks Bentley

Colt Ford is opening up about the near-death experience he had last month.

The country singer, 53, was rushed to the hospital on the evening of Thursday, April 4, after suffering a heart attack shortly after performing at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row in Gilbert, Ariz.

Ford was admitted to the intensive care unit at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., and was later said to be in "stable" condition.

Now, nearly a month later, the musician spoke out on the Big D & Bubba show about the harrowing experience that almost cost him his life.

Having no recollection of the night, Ford said, "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."

"I walked back to the bus, texted my fiancée, 'Hi baby,' and fell over dead," he explained during the interview.

According to Ford—whose real name is Jason Farris Brown—he "died two times," before even reaching the hospital. "Luckily, my band came out to check on me...All of a sudden, that's when all hell broke loose."

Ford didn't remember any of the events that took place after he texted his fiancée, but he was later told that he was being transferred to a different hospital but "died on the way over," and was fortunately revived by medics.

"The Lord had more for me to do, more music for me to make, hopefully more differences to make in some people’s lives," Ford added in the interview while noting that he still has significant health issues going on as a result of the "trauma" his body endured.

"It's been life-changing. It's been spiritually changing. Obviously, it’s been physically changing," he said while advising others, "Live every day like it’s your last because one day it will be."

Last week, he shared a video from the hospital on Instagram, telling fans he still has a "long way to go" in the recovery process. And while he insists on getting back out there to perform in front of crowds again, Ford admitted that probably won't be for a while as he takes care of his health.

"Know that I'm coming back," he told his Instagram followers. "I'm coming back, I promise you. I love y'all." he concluded.

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