Gospel singer Guy Penrod had to postpone four solo concerts due to his heart procedure
The 57-year-old gospel music singer Guy Penrod had suffered from chest pain back in August 2012. Following the incident, the singer was required to go through a heart stent procedure to recover fully.
The news of his health quickly spread around and created misunderstandings amongst his fans, as many thought that Penrod suffered from a heart attack, while it was only chest pain.
One curious fan in June 2020 dropped her confusion on Twitter, mentioning Gaither Music [Penrod is a member of the music group] asking if the news of Penrod’s heart attack held any truth.
I heard that Guy Penrod had a heart attack. Is this true? I don't see anything online.
There has been no official statement or news of the singer ever suffering from a heart attack. Hence, the story definitely holds no truth.
Moreover, on August 21, 2012, Gaither Music’s official Facebook account had released a statement citing Penrod had a routine heart procedure that week and that he was recovering nicely.
Screenshot: Guy Penrod suffered from chest pain in 2012, confirmed by Gaither Music. (Photo: Facebook)
The post also officially announced that the singer’s four solo concert dates were postponed, and the rescheduled concert dates would be announced soon after the schedule changes get finalized.
The full statement read:
Our dear friend, Guy Penrod, had to postpone four solo concert dates due to a routine heart procedure he underwent this week. The procedure went beautifully, and he is recovering nicely, but he will need to allow himself a couple weeks off the road to fully recuperate. He will announce the rescheduled concert dates as soon as those schedule changes have been finalized.
Fast forward to February 2021, Penrod maintains good health and has reported no signs of any heart or chest pain.
He lives with his wife Angie Clark, whom he met while attending Liberty University, and together they are parents to eight children and three grandchildren.
Born to a pastor, the gospel singer grew up in Texas and later moved to New Mexico. He studied music and vocal performance at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Parallelly, he also worked as a representative of the university by traveling and singing on the weekends.
Because of that, he earned valuable singing and ministry experience along with his Bachelor’s degree at the end of the University tenure.
Following that, Penrod began working as a music teacher at a Christian school in Atlanta, Georgia. From there, he soon transitioned into a successful studio session singer and eventually joined the Gaither Vocal Band in 1994.
Since then, he became an influential figure amongst the group as the band’s lead singer. The singer’s association with the band continues to date.
His notable songs with the Gaither Vocal Band includes ‘Southern Classics, Vol. 2,’ ‘Loving God & Loving Each Other,’ ‘God Is Good,’ ‘The Best Of The GVB,’ ‘Christmas Gaither Vocal Band Style,’ and ‘Reunion,’ amongst others.