Carly Pearce Offers Health Update After Revealing Heart Condition

Carly Pearce is opening up about her health. The Kentucky native recently revealed she had pericarditis, a swelling around the membrane of the heart, sharing the news last week on social media.

“I’m okay,” Pearce told Entertainment Tonight.  “It was pericarditis and a pericardial effusion, which is an inflammation and fluid inside the sac of your heart. And so I’m just kind of figuring it out as I go.”

Pearce decided to tell her fans to encourage others to listen to their own bodies. But also, it was important for Pearce, who is currently opening for Tim McGraw this year on his Standing Room Only Tour, to let fans know why her shows might look a little different for a while.

“I kind of have to make adjustments, just because my heart rate quite literally cannot get above a certain point,” Pearce said, adding that her audience has been exceedingly gracious.

“Fans have been really nice,” the Grand Ole Opry member boasted. “I had my first three shows this past weekend with Tim McGraw, and they were very kind and showed me a lot of grace. So it looks a little different right now, but we’re making it [happen].”

Pearce’s long-awaited hummingbird album, her first since 29: Written in Stone came out in 2021, will be released on Friday, June 7.

“It’s been a long time since I put a record out,” Pearce reflects. “29 was so successful for me, but a lot of pain went into the making of that album.

“So much life has been lived [since then], and I think I really want fans to see that you can go through really hard things and come out on the other side happy,” she added. “And you don’t have to have it all figured out to be happy.”

When announcing the release of hummingbird, Pearce gave people a glimpse into the life she has lived in the three years since 29: Written in Stone was released.

“The last few years have been a season of loss and growth, of healing and happiness,” Pearce shared on social media. “A belief that if I did the inner work, I would rebuild myself stronger than I was before, and a knowing that I have done some living and will always be unapologetic about it. These 14 songs incapsulate my confidence that there is light on the other side of darkness and my true love of country music.

“When you hear this album — wherever you are on your journey, I hope it shows you that pain can be a lesson that shows you just how strong you are and what you truly deserve,” she added. “That we can all find the ‘hummingbird’ in the midst of whatever we’re going through.”

Pearce will also perform at CMA Fest on Sunday, June 9, at Nissan Stadium. Find all of Pearce’s music and upcoming shows at