Ever since the news broke that country legend Mel Tillis was experiencing complications from recent surgery, country music fans across the country and around the world have expressed their concern, which is why various updates shared on social media by the Tillis family on Jan. 19 gave us all a sense of relief.
“Hey y’all…sorry I’ve been absent for a little bit,” daughter Pam Tillis posted on her Facebook page. “It’s been a heavy week. Dad is doing fine. He’s recovering and will make it just fine. Thanks for all the prayers and the love.”
The family released another statement that gave fans more assurance that Mel will get through this minor health setback just fine.
“Mel continues to move in the right direction,” the statement read. “We expect a full recovery. The family thanks everyone for their prayers and well wishes.”
It’s quite a piece of news, considering the fact that various media outlets last week reported that Mel was in critical condition at a hospital in Nashville. At that time, Mel’s rep told Rare Country that the situation was not as serious as once feared.
Through the years, Mel has not only found fame as a solo artist and popular Grand Ole Opry member, but he has also penned songs for Kenny Rogers, Waylon Jennings and Linda Ronstadt.