Colt Ford is thanking God that he's alive after he says he died twice last month following a heart attack.

The country rap musician, whose real name is Jason Farris Brown, says he suffered a heart attack on April 5 after performing in Gilbert, Arizona. The 53-year-old revealed in an April 23 interview on the Big D & Bubba that although he essentially died twice, he was brought back to life in the intensive care unit at the Banner Desert Medical Centre in Mesa, Arizona.

Although doctors initially said Ford had a 0.1% chance of survival, he said, "God couldn't have had me in a better place." As he believes the Lord is going to use him to do more great things. 

"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 said on the show. "It's been life-changing. It's been spiritually changing. Obviously, it's been physically changing."

Now on the road to recovery, doctors told the country star that he needs to prioritize his health.

When the heart attack happened, Ford said he doesn't remember performing but does remember texting his fiancée. 

"I walked back to the bus, texted my fiancée, 'Hi baby,' and fell over dead," he said. "I died two times. Luckily, my band came out to check on me."

Ford has said that if it happened somewhere else, he doesn't know if he would have received the medical care he needed to survive. 

Ford didn't shy away from his faith even before the health scare. 


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"Colt Ford is about God, family, friends, and America," his official bio says. "I'm just a guy who loves life. I love people."

This isn't the first time Ford has dealt with health problems. In 2021, he was diagnosed with eye cancer which he is now in remission for. He has also been diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder, myasthenia gravis, which is a rare chronic autoimmune disease marked by muscular weakness without atrophy. It is caused by a defect in the action of acetylcholine at neuromuscular junctions and mainly affects his face, eyes and throat.

"I had no control over my right eye. It really messes with your vision," he said in an interview last year. "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."