Amy Grant has been released from the hospital and is home recovering following open heart surgery. The contemporary christian singer and wife of country star Vince Gill underwent surgery on Wednesday (June 3) to repair a heart condition, known as PAPVR (partial anomalous pulmonary venous return).
With PAPVR, one or two of the pulmonary veins returns blood to the right atrium instead of the left atrium. This causes oxygen-rich blood to flow back to the lungs instead of on to the rest of the body. If left untreated, too much blood flow to the lungs may increase the pressure in the lung’s blood vessels, leading to pulmonary hypertension.
Grant’s surgery to fix her condition was a success, but prayers were requested for Amy as she recovered. On Sunday (June 7), her team shared to social media that she had been released from the hospital ahead of schedule and is recovering at home.
Thank you for all the prayers and kind messages of love and encouragement for Amy this week. We are grateful to report…
In February, the 59-year-old shared that her doctors discovered the condition during a routine checkup.
“Since February is heart health awareness month, I want to send a shout out to my doctor, John Bright Cage. He suggested I have a check up because of my Dad’s heart history,” Amy wrote. “…the battery of tests he put me through show that I have had a heart condition since birth.”
The “Baby, Baby” singer added that she had no symptoms of the heart disorder, but that she was going to forgo her usual summer plans of “concerts and camping trips” to have it fixed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Amy Grant as she continues to recover.