Country star Colt Ford survived the worst after this scary fight for his life

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Performing live in front of cheering fans is a highlight of a musician’s career.

But for one artist the unthinkable happened after he left the stage.

And country star Colt Ford survived the worst after this scary fight for his life.

Country star dies twice after a concert

Country music star Colt Ford is known for writing and recording “Dirt Road Anthem,” which was later covered by Jason Aldean.

He’s also had a prolific career writing music with hits like “Country Must Be Country Wide” by Brantley Gilbert.

After a concert in Gilbert, Arizona at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, he suffered a heart attack which he said resulted in him dying twice.

“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 Big D & Bubba radio show. “I walked back to the bus, texted my fiancée, ‘Hi baby,’ and fell over dead.”

The radio hosts asked the 54-year-old singer if he was declared “clinically dead.”

“I died two times. Luckily, my band came out to check on me,” Ford explained. “All of a sudden, that’s when all hell broke loose.”

Ford said that he was transported to the hospital for a procedure but the hospital didn’t have the necessary equipment to perform it.

So he was transported to another hospital that eventually saved his life.

“Bentley’s trauma team got me [to a second hospital]. [I] died on the way over and they brought me back and saved my life,” Ford said.

Colt Ford was given slim odds of surviving

Ford said that he was unconscious for a week when he finally awoke to see his fiancée, Megan, and his son.

“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 stated.

The doctors told him that he had a 0.1% of surviving the traumatic ordeal.

“I had so much trauma to my body and my heart, they had to put three stents in,” Ford said. “There’s just so much going on, and then all of a sudden my gall bladder crapped out on me.”

Ford said that he was thankful to get another chance at life.

“The overwhelming support and love I have felt,” Ford continued. “I get emotional talking about it. I have been an emotional wreck since I’ve been in here.”

In a video posted on social media, he thanked his fans for their support and vowed to perform again.

“I just want to tell you guys, thank y’all for all the prayers, the love, the comments, the messages,” Ford said in the video. “I got a long way to go, but I promise you this ol’ country boy will get back. It probably won’t be this year, and I hate I gotta miss all these shows, but I’m coming back. I’m coming back.”

One of Ford’s representatives told PEOPLE that he’s been steadily improving in the ICU.

Colt Ford got a miracle to survive the worst after his concert in Arizona.

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