Reba McEntire's father has defied the odds and awoken from a coma after suffering a stroke.
The country star was forced to skip the announcement of her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in March (11) after her dad Clark fell ill - and she rushed to be at his bedside in Oklahoma.
She was told by doctors to prepare for the worst.
But now MCEntire has told Cmt.com that her father has come out of his coma and is now recovering at a rehabilitation centre.
She says, "I’m not kidding, we had planned the funeral three times. We’ve selected songs, we’ve picked out where he’s going to be buried, and now he’s just done a complete turnaround."
MCEntire now hopes her dad will be well enough to join her in Nashville,Tennessee when she is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year (11).
She adds, "I’ll be telling him, 'Get your butt out of this rehab centre, come on now let’s go to Nashville.'"