Country Music

Singer's Health Scare Prods Horseshoe Reunion

With a band reunion facing him in a little less than three weeks, Greg Wood is just happy to be here.

"Man, I had that heart attack when I was 35 and I never figured I'd ever see 47, but here I sit," he gestures expansively around the twilight Sunday scene at his local watering hole, West Alabama Ice House. "With my lifestyle, I'm never going to be a picture of fitness, but I'm actually doing pretty well, all things considered."

"I'm so introverted and I've had so many health problems," Wood continues. "I mean, I was virtually living at Ben Taub off and on for almost two years.

"I wasn't sure I ever wanted to do this again," he explains as he sips a 16 oz. Busch Lite. "So there we'll be July 15 doing an evening [makes quotation marks in the air] with Horseshoe. Amazing, really."

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