Amy Grant On Her Heart Surgery: ‘Like A Non-Runner Who Signed Up For A Marathon’
Country Music Hall Of Fame member Vince Gill’s wife and fellow singer Amy Grant underwent heart surgery a few weeks ago in Nashville.
Amy took to her social media shortly after to explain her health scare and share her recovery.
She posted to Instagram, “Hi everybody…. I know there is so much going on in the world right now. This is a crazy, broken, yet beautiful time. And in the midst of all of that – in the midst of all of our awareness and becoming and learning to love and see each other – I’ve had this really unique experience of having an unanticipated open-heart surgery.”
Grant continued, “The only way I can explain my experience would be to ask you to imagine a non-runner who was signed up for a marathon.I didn’t want it, but I had to have it anyway and it was a week ago Wednesday. And as people heard about the surgery I started getting messages: ‘I’m praying for you’ …’I’m praying for you.’ People I worked with decades ago, people who have come to my concerts or listen to my music, my work family, people on social media, and my own friends and family all offered their prayers.”
She added, “And now, ten days later, I just want to say, from the moment I went to the hospital, if it really were a marathon race, I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back.. just pushing me through. Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed me through it. My recovery has honestly felt miraculous. And so I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything. Let’s keep those prayers going for our country and lets turn all the brokenness into love and seeing each other. I love you. Amy”