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The legendary Charlie Daniels reflects on his terrifying brush with death Getty Images/Anna Webber
Getty Images/Anna Webber

If you have ever seen 80-year-old Charlie Daniels take the stage and play late into the night, you can believe that the guy is and always has been unstoppable.

Yet, on Jan. 20, 2010, he was truly stopped in his tracks.

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In a flashback piece he recently shared on his blog, Charlie reflected on the day of snowmobiling that quickly turned into a tragic one, as Charlie experienced a stroke.

“I noticed that my left hand was getting numb and thought that it was because I had been hanging on to the handle bars of my snowmobile for so long that it had gone to sleep, but then I felt the left side of my mouth starting growing numb and my left foot started getting hard to control and I knew something was happening to me. I knew I’d better get back down the mountain and get some help.”

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The group luckily did get help quickly – something Charlie believes was a bit of divine intervention. “The fingerprints of God were all over my experience,” he wrote. “I have seen the hand of God extended over me in the past when I was in a dangerous situation and I knew He was near. There were so many things that made me know that God was ordering our steps.”

Thank God he was, because Charlie is now good as new.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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