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Mel was reportedly in critical condition last week following a surgery in a Nashville hospital. Many of his fellow artists took to social media to share their prayers and support for the legendary singer.
Later, Mel’s rep Don Murry Grubbs spoke with Country Rebel, and explained that Mel is now on the road to recovery.
“Mel is doing great, and currently not in critical condition,” said Grubbs. “He is sitting up watching TV and is in good spirits.”
Mel’s daughter Pam, who is also a country singer, shared another update on her father’s condition this week. She says that he is continuing to recover and that he “will make it just fine.”
Famous for his signature stutter, which is the result of a childhood bout with malaria, Mel is known for songs such as “Send Me Down to Tucson” and “I Ain’t Never.” In 1994, he built The Mel Tillis Theater in Branson, Missouri, which hosts a wealth of talented country acts each year.
In 2007, Mel was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by none other than Pam, who was inducted into the Opry herself in 2000. It was a well-earned honor for a talented performer such as Mel. You can watch one of his great live performances of “I Ain’t Never” in the video below.
We’re happy to hear Pam’s positive news about her father’s condition. We’ll continue to pray for Mel’s full and speedy recovery.