Carly Pearce Will Scale Back Tour Following Heart Condition Diagnosis

Carly Pearce currently has live performances scheduled through 2025, largely in support of her fourth studio album Hummingbird, out June 7. The country singer and songwriter has spent most of her career on the road, but her upcoming performances will be adjusted in accordance with advice from her medical professionals after being diagnosed with the heart condition pericarditis.

“I have always been transparent and honest about every part of my life, so I feel like this deserves the same honesty,” Pearce said in a recently shared Instagram post. “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. And I’ve been working with doctors and talking to my cardiologist, and I still want to be out on the road.”

According to the American Heart Association, pericarditis is “inflammation of the pericardium, a sac-like structure with two thin layers of tissue that surround the heart to hold it in place and help it work. A small amount of fluid keeps the layers separate so there’s less friction between them as the heart beats.” Common symptoms of the condition include inflammation-induced chest pain that may feel similar to the pain associated with a heart attack.

“We have all decided that it is in my best interest as I’m healing to alter my shows a little bit,” Pearce explained. “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. And the doesn’t mean I’m not going to be completely fine, it just means right now I’ve got to really take this seriously.”


The musician is asking her audience to extend “a little bit of grace” as she finds her footing in navigating this condition. “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,” Pearce continued.

Pearce also wants this development to be a lesson for her fans, whom she is encouraging to pay close attention to certain health cues they may be getting from their own bodies. “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… I just want to use my platform to tell you to take care of your body and listen to it. And just know that if it’s trying to tell you something, it’s gonna tell you,” she said.

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