There's no stopping Christian entertainmer Carmen. The animated singer is gearing to do his first 5 km run for a local cancer fundraiser. Carman himself was a survivor of cancer.
Earlier this year, the singer was rushed to the hospital after a concert because he was suffering from chronic chest pain which was soon revealed as a heart attack. It is not the first time he ended up in the hospital because of chest pain; on Memorial Day of 2015, the New Jersey native also spent some time in the hospital after suffering multiple heart attacks which he detailed in a Facebook message.
Carman is now out of the woods as per doctor's evaluation, and in a recent social media post he included a photo of himself smiling in the mirror while in the hospital bathroom revealing that he will be running in a local 5k fundraiser.
"DOCTORS REPORT IS "IN":
Two cardio stress tests after my heart attack surgery the day after Easter. See ? I found a hospital bathroom mirror to capture the moment. I had a nuclear and treadmill test. I had to walk / run on an escalating uphill climb to get my heart-rate to 136 beats a minute. Supposed to take 4-6 minutes. It took 13.5 minutes. Which put me in stage 5. Stage 4 is for marathon runners. Stage 5 is "He's a gorilla, Run!" I had my 3 main arteries at 10%, 10% and 40% open. So I got 2 stents put in, now they are 100% and 100% and the 40% has opened "on its own" to 60%. So I'm running and jumping and playing like the other children : ) He didn't say I had to lose weight but when I stepped on his foot... his hat flew off. So go figure : / Now I'm planning on doing my first 5k run in the next local cancer fundraiser. Even though God has blessed me, there's lot of other pediatric cancer patients who can't run and jump and play. We need to come through for them. Please join my campaign. We also give music CDs to kids in pediatric cancer units on all reward levels. So no matter what you give - a child in need of hope is getting something to bless him too. Thank you once again for your prayers - You have given me that second chance few ever get and I'm going to make the most of it."
Carman has received 15 gold and platinum albums and videos and has sold over 10 million records. He holds the world record for the largest single Christian concert in history. He was the main act in August 1993 in Johannesburg, South Africa with more than 50,000 in attendance, and he performed at Texas Stadium with 71,132 attendees. Beyond music, he participates in various television productions and interview duties as a host for both the Trinity Broadcasting Network in general and its flagship program Praise the Lord.