Media outlets have reported the 83 year-old singer being in critical condition, even though his manager those reports were exaggerated but the singer is still in the hospital.
The Oak Ridge Boys – who Tills was scheduled to perform with on the Country Music Cruise, set for departure on Saturday, said Tillis was ‘very ill’ via their official Twitter account.
Prayers for our brother Mel Tillis who is very ill at this time… Bobby Bare will fill in for Mel on the Country Music Cruise…
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) January 15, 2016
The country music legend needed emergency colon surgery on Tuesday & was ‘on the road to recovery’, according to The Tennessean.
According to my friend Johnny Lee who has informed us that our friend Mel Tillis is in critical condition….please pray.
— Tony Orlando (@TonyOrlando) January 14, 2016
Prayers go out to Mel, Pam & the entire Tillis family.