Carly Pearce Shares Heart Condition Diagnosis, Reveals Plans To Adjust Upcoming Shows To Prioritize Health

“I have always been transparent and honest about every part of my life, so I feel like this deserves the same honesty,” Pearce shared.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 30, 2024


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Carly Pearce; Photos Courtesy of Carly Pearce

Carly Pearce took to social media on the morning of Thursday, May 30 to share a health update with fans. During her vulnerable video message, the female songstress revealed that she has developed a heart issue that will likely affect how her shows will look for the foreseeable future.

“Hey, I have always been transparent and honest about every part of my life, so I feel like this deserves the same honesty,” Pearce began before explaining she has been diagnosed with something called “Pericarditis.” According to Mayo Clinic, Pericarditis is “swelling and irritation of the thin, saclike tissue surrounding the heart,” and the most common symptom of the “mild” heart issue is typically chest pains. 

How Will This Affect Carly Pearce’s Upcoming Shows?

Pearce went on to say that she has been working closely with her doctors including her cardiologist to ensure she is able to still be out on the road and sharing her music in fans, something that she said is “really important” to her. In order to continue touring while still making sure she is taking care of her health, Pearce revealed she will be altering her shows “a little bit.”

“If my shows look a little bit different, just know it’s because I have to keep my heart rate under control right now. And that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be completely fine. It just means right now I’ve got to really take this seriously,” she shared. “If you’re coming to the shows, if you are going to be a part of any of the amazing things we have going on with Hummingbird, it is all going to be great. It just might look a little different.”

Encourages Fans To Prioritize Their Health

At the end of her video message, the “We Don’t Fight Anymore” singer asked for her fans to give her some “grace” as she continues to work through this difficult time. Additionally, she took the opportunity to encourage her followers to always make their health a priority.

“I’m asking for a little bit of grace and truly more importantly, if any of you are dealing with any kind of health stuff or aren’t, I’m a young, healthy person that really watches what I eat and exercises and this happened to me. So I just want to use my platform to tell you to take care of your body and listen to it and just know that if it’s trying to tell you something, it’s going to tell you. So I love you guys and I’ll see you soon,” Pearce concluded. 

Many fans and fellow artists shared plenty of love for Carly Pearce in the comment section and sighed her a speedy recovery.

On The Road With Tim McGraw And New Album On the Way

The Kentucky native is currently in the midst of a very busy work schedule as she is on the road with Tim McGraw, serving as direct support for his Standing Room Only Tour. Plus, she is a week away from dropping her highly anticipated new albumhummingbird.

Back in April, Pearce surprised fans with the news that she has decided to release her fourth studio album one week earlier than expected. It was will now be unveiled on June 7 and she plans to celebrate during Nashville’s massive CMA Fest. 

Carly Pearce - hummingbird Album Cover; Courtesy of Big Machine Records
Carly Pearce – hummingbird Album Cover; Courtesy of Big Machine Records

Set To Perform At Nissan Stadium At CMA Fest 2024

Pearce is among many superstars who have been tapped to take the stage at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest 2024. The lineup also includes artists such as Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Jordan Davis, HARDY, Jelly Roll, Thomas Rhett, and many more. Pearce will perform on June 9, just two days after her 14-song project is officially released. 

Once her time on the road with McGraw wraps up on June 29, Pearce will appear at various fairs and festivals around the U.S. Then in 2025, she will embark on her headlining hummingbird uk/eu tour, which launches February 9 in Stockholm, Sweden. This 14-stop tour will also visit Oslo, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Manchester and more before coming to an end on February 28 in Dublin.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.