Less Than A Week After Collapsing On The Course, John Daly Is Singing ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ In A Bar

John Daly collapsed on the 18th tee at a tournament in Mississippi at Deerfield Golf Club. His partner at the scene said when he collapsed he wasn’t breathing and had no pulse for nearly three minutes. A nurse in the crowd ended up performing CPR on Daly and he was taken to the hospital. Later, it was revealed that he had a collapsed lung.

“I was having a great time and then suddenly — boom — I’m falling down while on the 18th tee and the next thing I know I’m in an ambulance,” Daly said. “It was scary.”

“I had to change my swing some to get a good grip and the doctor said the changed motion is likely what led to the collapsed lung,” Daly said.

So Daly changes his swing and he collapses a lung? No reason to think his smoking or drinking shenanigans had anything to do with it, right? Actually, less than 24 hours after leaving in an ambulance, he was back on the course AND smoking his cigarettes.

So after reading that, you probably won’t be surprised that four days after his near brush with death, Daly was out at the Pine Lakes Tavern in Myrtle Beach (where he has his own drink named after him) and got up on stage with Mark Bryan from Hootie and the Blowfish for a nice rendition of “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”

Fitting song choice, right?


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