TG Sheppard, Dolly Parton and Kelly Lang Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Recording Artists TG Sheppard and Kelly Lang attend Dolly Parton: Pure & Simple Benefiting The Opry Trust Fund at Ryman Auditorium on August 1, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

What in the world is going on with Kelly Lang? That’s a question she would like to know, too.

The country singer is experiencing some pretty scary health woes at the moment, and can’t seem to identify the source of her problem.

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The wife of T.G. Sheppard shared on her Facebook page on Jan. 28 that she would be having an endoscopy done.

“I am going in for an endoscopy tomorrow morning. Ugh … hoping it’s rather uneventful,” she wrote.

An endoscopy is a procedure usually performed by a gastroenterologist that allows doctors to examine the esophagus, stomach and other parts of the GI tract with a tiny, flexible tube with a camera attached. It’s not terribly painful, according to most folks, but it’s not terribly comfortable either, probably.

Then on Feb. 3, Kelly gave us an update on how the procedure went.

“After my endoscopy last week, I have been experiencing extreme chest pain caused by esophagus spasms,” she shared. “It seriously feel like I’m having a heart attack when I eat or drink anything. Has anyone else ever had this? If so, please share with me what to do to ease this. On a good note, I will probably lose a ton of weight since I hurt when I eat, but this isn’t the way to do it. Looking for a natural remedy. Super scary.”

Oh my goodness, that really is super scary. Fortunately, Kelly’s friends and followers had some remedies to share with her, but obviously the final say should come from a doctor.

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Kelly has spent a lifetime in the music business. Her dad was Conway Twitty’s road manager. She’s a hit songwriter who has had cuts with everyone from Lorrie Morgan to the Oak Ridge Boys to the iconic Jerry Lee Lewis. Even her hubby, TG, has cut songs by his beloved. She’s performed on the Grand Ole Opry and also put out several great records of her own, including her last called “Obsession,” a personal expression of her ups and downs as a woman.

T.G. is best known for the 14 No. 1 hits he scored between 1974 and 1986, including “Last Cheater’s Waltz” and “I’ll Be Coming Back For More.” In 1984 he and actor Clint Eastwood charted a Top 15 hit together called “Make My Day” from Clint’s film, “Sudden Impact.”


We hope that Kelly can get to the bottom of these health issues fast so she can get back to doing what she loves: making music.

We are sending healing thoughts and prayers to Kelly and T.G. at this time, and are hoping she gets some answers — as well as relief from her pain — very soon.

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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