“In November, Mel made the trip from Nashville back to his home state of Florida. He is currently at home in Ocala where he is being cared for by nurses as needed and continued physical therapy. His vitals are good and his sense of humor is very much intact. He is trying to get stronger and we are hopeful that will be the case now that he’s back at home. He misses all of his loyal fans and is beyond thankful for all of the well wishes. Your continued thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.”-Don Murry Grubbs, Publicist
Country legend Mel Tillis was hospitalized in Nashville last January with a bout of diverticulitis. Tillis underwent colon surgery thereafter. He has remained in recovery since that time.
About Mel Tillis Throughout his career, Mel Tillis has recorded more than 60 albums, has had 35 Top Ten singles, was named the Country Music Association‘s coveted Entertainer of the Year, is a member of the Grand Ole Opry and holds country music’s highest honor as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has written over 1,000 songs, 600 of which have been recorded by major artists including Kenny Rogers (“Ruby, Don’t You Take Your Love To Town“), George Strait (“Thoughts Of A Fool“), and Ricky Skaggs (“Honey, Open That Door“). Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) named Tillis Songwriter of the Decade for two decades. In February of 2012 President Obama awarded Tillis the National Medal of Arts.http://www.countryschatter.com/2017/01/latest-update-on-the-condition-of-country-legend-mel-tillis/NewsBroadcast Music,cma entertainer of the year,Don Murry Grubbs,George Strait,Inc.,Kenny Rogers,Mel Tillis,Nashville,Publicist