Country music star Colt Ford, 53, suffered a heart attack following a performance on Thursday in Gilbert, Arizona.

Ford had just completed his set at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row.

“He is currently in stable, but critical condition in the ICU,” Ford’s representative said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“In 2022, Ford was reportedly diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenia Gravis is when antibodies ‘destroy the communication between nerves and muscle, resulting in weakness of the skeletal muscles.’ (John Hopkins Medicine),” Collin Rugg writes.

“It’s unclear at this moment if Myasthenia Gravis is what caused the heart attack. Ford is currently in critical condition,” he added.

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The “Slow Ride” singer is in the intensive care unit at the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Ford was scheduled to perform at the Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada, on Friday night.

Along with several No. 1 hits, he originally recorded Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” which has garnered over 927 million worldwide streams.

Ford, born Jason Farris Brown, became known for his unique ability to blend country and rap genres.

He’s the only artist to have a No. 1 album on Billboard Top Country Albums (“Declaration of Independence”) and Top Rap Albums (“Thanks for Listening”).

Per TMZ:

Country music star Colt Ford gave no inkling that he was feeling ill while he performed on stage just moments before he suffered a heart attack.

TMZ obtained video of the 17th and final song Colt cranked out during his 2.5-hour set at Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row in Gilbert, Arizona Thursday night.

While playing “Cricket On A Line,” Colt seemed vibrant and strong, belting out the lyrics while swaying to the music. At other points during the tune, Colt raised his arms in the air with the crowd and lifted the mic stand over his head.

After he wrapped up the number, Colt took a bow with his band members and exited the stage seemingly in good health.

The elephant in the room is if the country music star received the experimental COVID-19 shot.

In 2021, Ford was scheduled to play at a venue that required proof of COVID-19 jab or a negative COVID test.

“The Cascade Theatre will require patrons to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or show evidence of a recent negative test,” Redding Record Searchlight said.

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“The policy was announced Wednesday as the performing arts venue in downtown Redding gets set to kick off its 2021-22 season with the Colt Ford concert on Sept. 9,” the outlet noted.

From Redding Record Searchlight:

The policy also covers artists, staff, contractors, vendors, ushers and volunteers, said Paul Christy, interim executive director of Jefferson Live! LLC, the theater’s parent company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the nonprofit JPR Foundation, Inc.

“We are dedicated to the safety and protection of all who enjoy our historic theater,” Christy said in a news release. “We join with artists, patrons and employees to ensure that each performance at our theater ensures the comfort and enjoyment of all.”

People attending shows will have to show a government-issued photo ID and proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test within 72 hours of each performance. The proof of vaccine can be displayed on a smart phone or via an official vaccination card.

Capacity at the Cascade Theatre is just under 1,000.

California health rules require attendees at indoor events with 1,000 or more people to be fully vaccinated or get a negative test.

Christy said the new policy covers existing ticket holders.

Masking will continue to be required inside the Cascade regardless of vaccination status, except while eating and drinking in authorized areas.

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