Country singer Carly Pearce has been diagnosed with a heart condition

Country singer Carly Pearce has been diagnosed with heart condition pericarditis and it's forced her to change her live shows in order to keep her heart rate under control while performing.



Country singer Carly Pearce has been diagnosed with a heart condition.

The 34-year-old musician opened up about her health news in a candid post on Instagram revealing she's working with doctors and a cardiologist to make sure she's healthy enough to hit the road this summer, but she's had to change the shows to keep her heart rate down due to the condition which is described as swelling of the tissue surrounding the heart which can cause chest pains.

In her post on Instagram, Carly explained: "I have always been transparent and honest about every part of my life, so I feel like this deserves the same honesty.

"You guys know that I’ve been dealing with some health issues, and through that, I have developed something called pericarditis, which is a heart issue. And I’ve been working with doctors and talking to my cardiologist, and I still want to be out on the road."

She went on to assure fans she's going to continue playing live over the summer as she's opening for Tim McGraw and has a number of festival dates booked in, but she admitted the shows make look slightly different.

Carly added: "We have all decided that it is in my best interest as I’m healing to alter my shows a little bit. So 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 the doesn’t mean I’m not going to be completely fine, it just means right now I’ve got to really take this seriously."

Carly went on to say: "“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 gonna tell you."