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Charlie Daniels Has Successful Surgery To Implant Pacemaker

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music legend Charlie Daniels is recovering at a Nashville-area hospital after having a pacemaker implanted Thursday.

Daniels was diagnosed with a mild case of pneumonia during a doctor's visit on Monday, and admitted to the hospital for a series of routine tests. The tests found he needed a pacemaker to regulate his heart rate.

"I just had not been feeling well and wanted to get checked out," Daniels said in a news release. "I am thankful the doctors found the problem and were able to implant a pacemaker to get my heart rate regulated. I am feeling so much better and looking forward to spending Easter with my family."

He should be released from the hospital on Friday, and will spend the next two weeks at his home.

Due to the operation, Daniels' performance at MTSU's Murphy Center in Murfreesboro, TN, as part of the World Outreach Church Easter service, has been canceled. Two other concert dates in New Jersey and Ohio have also been canceled and will be rescheduled. Daniels is set to resume touring in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 11 and continue his tour schedule.

Charlie Daniels is best known for his hit "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2008.

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