It was an emotional night for Warner Music Nashville’s Blake Shelton, who didn’t seem like his joking, laid back self at the American Country Awards last night in Las Vegas. At the end of his performance of “God Gave Me You,” he was visibly upset, and he dedicated his win earlier in the night to his father who was sick at home. Our reporters on the Red Carpet also reported that he skipped the Red Carpet.
CNN found out the details on Blake’s dad, Dick, and received a sad update from Tree Paine at Warner:
Shelton’s spokeswoman, Tree Paine, told CNN the singer’s father had been taken to a hospital with pneumonia that evening. After the show, Shelton immediately flew home to Oklahoma to be with his family.
We wish the best for the Shelton family and we’re sure that Dick will bounce back soon!