Country Legend Mel Tillis Recovering from Colon Surgery

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Country music great Mel Tillis is recovering after colon surgery in Nashville, Tennessee.

The 83-year-old singer/songwriter’s health hit the headlines again earlier this week when his friend Tony Orlando urged fans to pray for the “Coca-Cola Cowboy” star after learning he was in a “critical condition,”

Tillis’ publicist confirmed the star had undergone surgery, but denied his condition was critical.

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As a result of his latest health issue, the singer was forced to scrap his slot on this weekend’s Country Music Cruise. Fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Bobby Bare will take his place.

Tillis underwent heart surgery at the TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center in Nashville in March 2014.

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