Country singer Blake Shelton is in mourning following the death of his father on Tuesday.
Blake’s dad Dick Shelton passed away in Oklahoma with his son by his side.
“The Voice” star has postponed several upcoming shows on his tour to be with his family.
Blake thanked his fans for their support, stating, “I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys.”
Blake Shelton’s official website issued this statement:
“It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Blake Shelton’s father, Dick Shelton. Mr. Shelton, who was in declining health this past year, was surrounded by loved ones in Oklahoma upon his passing this evening. Due to this unfortunate event, the following dates of his “Well Lit & Amplified Tour 2012″ have been rescheduled: Rapid City, SD (1/19), Bismarck, ND (1/20), Billings, MT (1/21) and Bozeman, MT (1/22).”
You can see the rescheduled dates here.