State Representative David Lucas suffered a heart attack on Sunday evening according to his wife, Macon councilwoman Elaine Lucas.
He is recovering at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
In a telephone interview Monday afternoon, David Lucas, 61 years old, said he's doing well after doctors operated on him to put two stents into his clogged arteries.
Lucas says he feels lucky to be alive after doctors told him a major artery was over 90% blocked.
Lucas says he is taking good care of his health.
"What I've got to do is watch my food intake, do what the doctor tells me to do, and take my medicine," says Lucas.
He recently announced plans to run for Robert Brown's State Senate seat when Brown steps down to run for Mayor.
Elaine Lucas says her husband was at his annual Soul Jam concert at Henderson Stadium in Macon on Sunday when he began suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration.