Brittany Aldean’s Five-Hour ER Visit With Jason Aldean Leads To New Diagnosis

Brittany thought she was “having a heart attack.” 


Lauren Jo Black

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January 21, 2021


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Brittany Aldean, Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, had quite an eventful day on Thursday (Jan.21). The pair rushed to the emergency room after Brittany experiencing lingering chest pains. 

Brittany first revealed that she wasn’t feeling well on Thursday morning. 

“I had the worst chest pains this morning,” she wrote on Instagram stories. “Anyone else have random pains and thought, ‘this is it, this is how I’m goin’ out?’” 

Brittany Aldean Instagram Stories
Brittany Aldean Instagram Stories

Brittany thanked Jason for “making sure was still kickin’” and two hours later, revealed that she was still in bed and still experiencing chest pains. Admitting she tried to pull it together to get on with her busy day, she ultimately decided to stay in bed due to the pains. 

Several hours later, Brittany returned to Instagram stories to reveal her diagnosis. 

Brittany Aldean Instagram Stories
Brittany Aldean Instagram Stories

“After five hours, yep, five hours of being at the ER, I have pleurisy, which is also known as the lining around your lungs is inflamed,” she explained. “To help this, I take ibuprofen. I hear wine is a cure, but also I think I’m gonna get divorced now because I just put this man through five hours of the ER.”

Jason, who appeared to be a bit fatigued after spending several hours at the hospital, interjected, “Dude, five hours, that’s being generous. I mean, for something that two Advil would have knocked out in 30 minutes!” 

Brittany admitted that it was “very painful” and even explained that she thought she was “having a heart attack.” 

“No, you weren’t,” Jason quipped. 

According to WebMD, “Pleurisy is a type of chest pain. It affects a part of your body called the pleura. The pleura is a thin layer of tissue that wraps your lungs. They fit snugly within your chest, which is lined with another thin layer of pleura. These layers keep your bare lungs from rubbing against the wall of your chest cavity every time you breathe in. There’s a bit of fluid within the narrow space between the two layers of pleura to keep everything moving smoothly.” 

It appears the pair is at home resting after returning from the hospital. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.