Singer Amy Grant had heart surgery on Wednesday to address an ongoing condition which she learned about over the past year.
A statement from the singer’s team said Amy was doing well following the operation.
Amy Grant has heart surgery to address birth defect
Grant needed the heart surgery due to a birth defect that she learned of from doctors called partial anomalous pulmonary venous return (PAPVR). The condition affects blood flow.
Grant learned of her heart condition diagnosis this past February and kept her fans in the loop with a message.
“As always, I am feeling great, but the battery of tests he (doctor) put me through show that I have had a heart condition since birth. The first good news is that I am completely asymptomatic. The second good news is that it’s fixable, so instead of concerts and camping trips this summer, I am going to take care of my heart,” the singer told fans.
On Wednesday (June 3), a message from Team Amy arrived on Amy Grant’s official Facebook page, asking for fans to keep the singer in their prayers as she underwent surgery.
“With all that is going on in our world that needs our collective prayer, please also join us in praying for Amy this week as she has heart surgery to correct her PAPVR condition,” the message said.
That particular Facebook post received over 20,000 reactions, over 7,000 comments, and over 1,400 shares in support of Amy Grant.
Team Amy gives update on singer after surgery
Team Amy provided an update to fans about five hours after the first. It gave the good news that “the doctor said it could not have gone better,” with regards to Amy’s heart surgery.
“Thank you for so many prayers today. Amy is out of surgery and the doctor said it could not have gone better. We would ask for continued prayers over the days, weeks and months to come as she makes a full recovery… xo,” the update said.
Grant achieved her first major success in the mid-1980s for the song The Next Time I Fall, a duet with Peter Cetera.
The 59-year-old singer rose to further mainstream pop fame with her hit song in the 1990s called Baby, Baby. It took the top spot on the Billboard charts during 1991. Grant followed that up with another successful song, Every Heartbeat, which reached as high as No. 2 that year.
Amy is currently married to Eagles band member Vince Gill. The couple celebrated their 20-year anniversary just this past March.