Country music icon Charlie Daniels is expected to remain in a hospital until Friday as he recovers from pneumonia and a pacemaker implant to regulate his heart rate. The singer was admitted to a Nashville area hospital earlier this week after not feeling well.

In a statement, Mr. Daniels said, “I am thankful the doctors found the problem and were able to implant a pacemaker to get my heart rate regulated." He says he is feeling better and is looking forward to spending Easter with his family.

I had a chance to meet Charlie Daniels at one of his concerts in Atlantic City years ago and I've interviewed him a few times on the air -- he is, by far, one of the nicest, most down to earth people I've ever had the chance to meet and talk to. Get well soon!