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Daniels recovers from pacemaker implant procedure

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Grand Ole Opry star and Wilson County resident Charlie Daniels is recovering after having a pacemaker implanted on Thursday, March 28, at a Nashville area hospital.

During a visit to the doctor on Monday, March 25, Daniels was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia and admitted to the hospital for a series of routine tests.The tests revealed that a pacemaker was needed to regulate his heart rate.

He plans to be released from the hospital on Friday, March 29.The family asks for your thoughts and prayers for him as he recovers. He will spend the next two weeks at his home.

Daniels recently celebrated five years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, where he is a regular performer.

I just had not been feeling well and wanted to get checked out, Daniels said.I am thankful the doctors found the problem and were able to implant a pacemaker to get my heart rate regulated.I am feeling so much better and looking forward to spending Easter with my family.

Danielss performance at MTSUs Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, as part of the World Outreach Church Easter service, has been cancelled.

Two CDB concert dates, Englewood, N.J., on April 5; and Newark, Ohio, on April 6, have been cancelled and will be re-scheduled. Daniels will resume his touring schedule with an appearance in Lynchburg, Va., on April 11and continue his tour schedule with the following dates, all in April: Verona, N.Y.; Chester, W.Va.; Opry, April 18; Vidalia, Ga.; Wilkesboro, N.C.; Florence, S.C.; Priceville, Ala.; and Indio, Calif.

For more info on The Charlie Daniels Band tour dates, go to www.charliedaniels.com.

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