Jimmie Allen Offers Emotional Update About Daughter’s Health Following ICU Visit

by Madison Miller

Country artist Jimmie Allen has been spending time in the ICU alongside his daughter, Zara James.

On October 17, Allen shared a photo of him and his wife, Alexis, holding their brand new baby girl in the hospital. Since then, Zara has had a few health issues while in the hospital. Allen just updated his fans.

Jimmie Allen Daughter’s Health Issues

He shared an image of himself holding his baby girl with the caption, “Zara is doing a lot better. She’s off oxygen and breathing on her own. Hopefully she stays like this and can go home soon. Thanks for the well wishes, positive energy and prayer.”

It’s been a stressful time for the singer recently. His one-month-old daughter had to be rushed to a local hospital this week. Allen took to Twitter to address the situation.

“Now thanks to the lazy doctors at a hospital in TN that just sent our daughter home, our daughter Zara lost color stopped breathing and is being rushed to another hospital. Thanks to the amazing EMT team that brought back Zara’s color she can breath [sic] again. Gonna be a rough night,” Allen wrote on social media.

Due to a series of issues, including needing to be hooked to oxygen, Zara has not been able to stay home yet.

Alexis Allen had similar frustrations related to the care of her children. She also happens to be a registered nurse. According to People, she shared an image of Zara being fed with a bottle on her Instagram story. It said, “Turned away by hospital yesterday AM Ambulance at 2AM. Basically if your child isn’t blue at the lips they will not have answers for you. That’s been my last 24 hours.”

Jimmie Allen New Artist

Although he’s had a rough couple of weeks due to health problems for his daughter, Allen also had a major career highlight earlier this month.

He earned the title of New Artist of the Year at the CMA Awards, which was hosted by Luke Bryan in Nashville. He beat out Gabby Barrett, HARDY, Mickey Guyton, and Ingrid Andress for the award. Allen had a tearful speech when he was accepting the award.

“Five years ago I spent my last $100 and came to the CMAs 50th to watch Charley Pride perform on stage, and I got to perform with him last year. Everyone who voted for me, thank you. My wife, I love you. My kids, my mother’s here … manager Ash Bowers,” he said during his speech.

He also specifically thanked his father who had a massive role as the person who really introduced him to country music. Sadly, he passed away in 2019.

He also won the same award at the ACM Awards.