Lainey Wilson Gives Update on Dad’s Health and Surgery: ‘I’ve Seen the Power of Prayer’

by Tiffany Goldstein

20 hours ago

A family emergency forced a country star Lainey Wilson to cancel shows at the last minute on the weekend. Along with the unexpected announcement, the vocalist asked fans to keep her family in their prayers.

Wilson shared a Facebook post from her sister, Janna Wilson Sadler, explaining that their father is battling diabetic ketoacidosis and had to undergo emergency surgery. That “Things a man should know” singer took to social media late Tuesday (August 2) afternoon to give an update on her father’s surgery and general health.

“Hey everyone. I just wanted to pop in and check in on everything that happened this past week. As many of you probably already know, my dad is not doing well. He’s here in the ICU here in Houston,” said Wilson in an Instagram video. “Along with just trying to deal with this horrible situation, I just want you to know that I have seen the power of prayer begin to work miracles. Every prayer, every heart has been felt by me and my family.”

She went on to thank her listeners for their outpouring of love and support.

“The support and outreach has been unreal and overwhelming and it doesn’t go unnoticed. I just wanted to say how much it means and let you know it really does work miracles,” she said with gratitude. “He still has a long way to go so please keep the prayers up if you can because I know it really does make all the difference in the world.”

Wilson stated that her father has a “Heart like a truck.” The fast-rising star confirmed that she would appear on her upcoming scheduled dates.

“As much as I want to spend time – every minute of every hour – by my dad’s side and my family’s side, I know he takes pride in hard work. So that’s what I’m going to do. So I’m back at road this weekend and sing every note to him and make him proud.”

The country music community rallied behind the Louisiana native and sent well wishes in her direction.

“Praying for you Lainey – you know we love you,” they said Jelly Roll. “Praying for you and your sweet family Lainey….you are a strong woman!❤️,” added Hailey Whitters.

Mitchell Tenpenny, Jessie James Decker, Caylee Hammack, Callista Clark, The War of the Treatyand several flooded the comments with words of encouragement.

According to Mayo Clinic, Diabetic ketoacidosis is a “serious complication” that occurs when the body produces high levels of blood acids called ketones. The condition develops when the body cannot produce enough insulin.

“This diagnosis has pushed back the back surgery and he has been transferred to the ICU. It’s not what we were hoping for, but we serve a mighty God who works miracles daily,” Wilson’s sister wrote on Wednesday, July 27. “During the surgery they removed a lot of dead tissue. Fungus invades tissue and essentially kills it; so it’s important to stop the spread quickly. The surgery went well,” she added after the surgery on Thursday, July 28.

Wilson will perform on August 4th at the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, California and at the Santa Barbara Bowl on August 5th. After shows in sunny California, she will play in her city at Red Rock with Jon Pardi and Whitters.

CMT will follow this development story and will provide updates in a timely manner.

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