Ricky Skaggs opens up about quadruple bypass surgery

The year 2020 has brought health issues for so many as the coronavirus pandemic stretched on for 11 months, but it was a more common ailment that country singer Ricky Skaggs is talking about.

Skaggs sat down with People magazine to talk about the quadruple bypass surgery that saved his life.

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After experiencing shortness of breath and tightness in his chest, he eventually saw his doctor in June for his six-month checkup. They ordered a CT scan, then an angiogram, a test that he was thinking of putting off for a week, but decided against it, Skaggs told the magazine.

Ricky Skaggs knew something was wrong. For more than six months, the country music and bluegrass legend found himself getting winded easily. - People

Posted by Ricky Skaggs on Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Days after the test, he was in surgery having a quadruple bypass on his heart, he told the magazine.

Click here to read how he attributes his path to better heart health to a higher power.

Skaggs is still set to tour starting next year. The first date is set for Feb. 20 in Austin. For the latest on his tour, click here.


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