Country music legend Tim McGraw has finally spoken about his mid-performance collapse at the Country to Country festival in Ireland last weekend.
The singer-songwriter arrived back to the United States via the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City on Monday, March 12, after a series of performances in the United Kingdom. He arrived with his wife, country singer-songwriter Faith Hill.
Speaking to the paparazzi, he assured that he is in good health and added that his collapse was due to "lots of flying and dehydration." He also said that he has to make some major lifestyle changes.
"I gotta cut short my workouts," he stated.
Prior to his arrival in New York, McGraw and Hill were spotted by the paparazzi leaving their hotel in London. He gave the photographers a thumbs-up to tell his worried fans that all is good.
Back in 2008, the 50-year-old singer-songwriter completely cut off alcohol from his life and started working out twice a day for up to two hours each.
"I do elliptical. Or a treadmill. I will go back and forth between those two," he revealed in a previous interview. "On tour, I do that routine in the morning and in the afternoon, I do a CrossFit routine and all the guys in the band do it with me. It is two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. Sometimes it gets into three hours because we are loving what we are doing."
He explained that his new healthy lifestyle not only gives him the energy to give his best performance, but it also keeps him from feeling exhausted at the end of the night.
"For so many years, I would go do the show and right before you finish the show, you would feel like you were just getting warmed up and you were just getting in gear and you wanted to go and do it another hour," he shared.
He shared to MSN that his wife, Hill, also tries to keep in shape by doing some yoga and stretching. In addition, the 50-year-old "There You'll Be" singer regularly spars with McGraw's martial arts and boxing trainer.
After his appearance at the Country to Country music festival, McGraw and Hill will be heading to Richmond, Virginia, as part of the "Soul2Soul" North American tour. The country singers will perform at the Richmond Coliseum on May 31, beginning at 8 p.m.
Later this year, the "The Rest Of Our Life" singers will also head to Charleston, Lexington, Baltimore, Toledo, Raleigh, Minneapolis, Seattle, Sacramento, and more. Tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.
McGraw and Hill have a new album out titled The Rest Of Our Life, their first collaborative effort that came out in November 2017.