Mel Tillis has gone home from the hospital after suffering complications from colon surgery in January 2016.
Tillis spent most of 2016 in the hospital, but he is now home in Florida.
Pam Tillis updated fans on Facebook with the following post: “Information hasn’t flowed easily and we’ve been fiercely private about many of the details of his illness. Off stage, we are not particularly suited to the social media era. There were some very tough months with Dad’s illness. Our total focus was paying attention to him and his recovery; press announcements were not a priority. Everything he is dealing with now, almost a year later, is a direct result of that crisis. Due to the nature of his illness, his care was best served in several facilities in Nashville up until November. There are no foreseeable personal appearances, as of now. He misses his fans as much as they miss him. I miss performing with him very much, particularly at Christmas as I reminisce about all the family Christmas shows we did over the years,” she writes, adding in closing, “Keep him in your prayers. They have worked.”