Colt Ford's team has offered an update after the singer was sent to intensive care following a heart attack last week.

Friends like Brantley Gilbert also shared positive news on social media, while others have revealed how close he came to death.

  • Colt Ford, 54, suffered a heart attack after a show in Gilbert, Ariz., on April 4.
  • He was hospitalized in ICU in Mesa, Ariz.
  • Ford has released nearly a dozen albums featuring A-list country music stars, but his biggest commercial success came from co-writing "Dirt Road Anthem" with Gilbert.

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While Ford is still in intensive care, his team says "his condition is steadily improving in a positive direction."

"At this time, his family is requesting privacy and appreciates your continued thoughts and prayers," a short note from his team reads.

Ford has several children with his first wife. He married again in fall 2022.

Update (April 15): Ford's team says he's made "significant progress," but is still in intensive care. Due his condition, he has canceled or rescheduled all tour dates through Aug. 30. Refunds are available at the point of purchase and all existing tickets will be honored for new shows.

Last Sunday (April 7), Gilbert shared the first good news with his followers on Instagram.

"Finished a show in Texas last night and called to check on Colt and finally got some good news!" he wrote before asking for continued prayers.

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Professional golf Charlie Rymer shared a similar sentiment last week:

"Odds of survival were grim. Now he's making great progress," he writes.

Ford (real name Jason Brown) is a quietly private person. Very little is known about his family life, although he did tell Taste of Country about a pair of health battles.

He successful fought off eye cancer but in 2022 was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis. There is no cure for it. It affects the muscles in your face, eyes and throat.

"It hadn't really affected my throat, but it really affected my eye," Ford told Taste of Country Nights in May 2023. "I had no control over my right eye. It really messes with your vision. I could see perfectly out of either eye, but then I would look together and I'd see three of you and you would be melting together like a lava lamp."

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