Texas Roots Artist Charley Crocket took to his Instgram account to share that his recovery from open heart surgery is going well. The surgery was to address a heart condition called Wolf Parkinson’s White Syndrome, a condition Crocket was born with. Wolf Parkinson’s White Syndrome is when there is an extra electrical pathway between the heart’s upper and lower chambers causing rapid heartbeat. The extra pathway is present at birth and fairly rare.
After seeing a specialist to address a long-existing hernia Crocket was referred to a heart specialist where tests proved that he would need to address his heart condition, as a missing valve in his Aorta was causing blood to leak into his heart, before getting surgery for his hernia. Crocket wrote that this condition would “…lead to a heart attack at
Crocket also recounts “…dizzyness, shortness of breath and blackouts were something I thought came with playing 200 shows a year and living on the highway.” Talk about a road warrior!
We’re wishing Charley Crocket a speedy recovery.