Amy Grant has shared photos of her battle scar from a recent unexpected open heart surgery.
The 59-year-old Grammy winner, who had surgery on June 3 to fix a heart condition she’s had since birth, took to Instagram on Sunday (June 14) to thank her fans for their thoughts and prayers during the challenging ordeal.
“My recovery has honestly felt miraculous,” Grant captioned a series of photos showing off a large scar on her chest. “I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything.”
Grant, who has been married to country singer Vince Gill for 20 years, likened the experience to a “non-runner who was signed up for a marathon.” Grant noted that the love and support she received from friends, fans and family helped her get through the surgery and recovery process.
“I just want to say, from the moment I went to the hospital, if it really were a marathon race, I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back,” the singer wrote.
Read Grant’s full message and her photos below.