Carly Pearce Reveals Heart Condition: ‘I’ve Got to Really Take This Seriously’

Carly Pearce is opening up about her health. The Grand Ole Opry member shared a video on social media, detailing a heart condition that she was recently diagnosed with, which will impact her upcoming shows.

“I have always been transparent and honest about every part of my life, so I feel like this deserves the same honesty,” Pearce begins. “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. I’ve been working with doctors and talking to my cardiologist. I still want to be out on the road. It’s really important to me, but we have all decided that it is in my best interest as I’m healing to alter my shows a little bit.”

Pericarditis is the swelling of the membrane around the heart. Treatment options vary, but while Pearce heals, the Kentucky native, who is currently opening for Tim McGraw this year on his Standing Room Only Tour, vows to stay on the road, even if her shows might not be the same as before.


“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,” Pearce explains. “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. And so, 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, so I’m asking for a little bit of grace.”

Pearce closed the video by urging her fans to take care of their bodies, especially if they are dealing with unusual symptoms.

“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,” she concludes. “So I just want to use my platform to tell you to take care of your body and listen to it, and know that if it’s trying to tell you something, it’s going to tell you. I love you guys, and I’ll see you soon.”

hummingbird will be released on June 7. The 14-track record, her first since 29: Written in Stone came out in 2021, is a continuation of Pearce’s very honest and vulnerable story.

“I was so intimidated of how to follow 29 because I never wrote that thinking it would have any kind of success,” Pearce tells Billboard. “But what it did is it taught me so much about how strong I am. And so, to see this album be finished and for it to speak to so much that has happened to me, I’m really proud of myself, and hummingbird will forever remind me that I can really do anything.”

Pearce will also perform at CMA Fest. Find all of Pearce’s music and upcoming shows at