Amy Grant Shares Photos After Undergoing Open Heart Surgery

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Just ten days after undergoing open heart surgery, contemporary Christian singer Amy Grant has shared an update and photos of her post-surgery scar.

The 59-year-old singer and wife of country star Vince Gill underwent surgery on June 3 to correct a heart condition called PAPVR (partial anomalous pulmonary venous return). Grant was unaware that she had an issue with her heart until it was discovered during a routine checkup. She shared the news on social media, saying:

“Since February is heart health awareness month, I want to send a shout out to my doctor, John Bright Cage. He suggested I have a check up because of my Dad’s heart history,” Amy wrote. “…the battery of tests he put me through show that I have had a heart condition since birth.”

Grant then shared that she had no symptoms of the heart disorder, but that she was going to forgo her usual summer plans of “concerts and camping trips” to have it fixed.

On Wednesday, June 3, Amy underwent the necessary surgery to correct the problem. Her team shared on social media that the surgery “could not have gone better.” Prayers were requested on Grant’s behalf as she recovers.

According to a new post made by Amy Grant just 10 days after her surgery, the prayers worked. In fact, Grant called her recovery “miraculous.” The post was accompanied by photos of the singer post-surgery that show her scar.

In the post, Grant explains her feelings about the surgery, the love she received from family, fans, co-workers, and many others she’s encountered throughout her career, and the power of prayer.

“…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,” Amy wrote. “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.”

Read Amy Grant’s full message and see the photos below.