Country Star Who Rose to Fame on ‘American Idol’ Abruptly Cancels Performance After Family Emergency

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August 29, 2018Aug 29, 2018

Country star Lauren Alaina, 23, abruptly canceled one of her music performances after dealing with a family medical emergency. The singer first rose to fame on season 10 of “American Idol” when she was the runner-up in the competition.

Since her days on “American Idol,” Alaina has performed concerts all across the country and released several hit songs including “What Ifs” with Kane Brown, “Road Less Traveled,” and “Doin’ Fine.”  

Alaina was a scheduled act in the finale show for Bands at Barnard — a summer concert series in Rochester, New York — on Wednesday, August 29th. The hosting local radio station, WBEE, confirmed on Tuesday that Alaina would not be able to attend.

“Due to a family medical emergency Lauren Alaina will not be appearing Wednesday night at Bands at Barnard,” the radio station announced on Twitter. “There will still be great music with Flint Creek & Tryst. Stop by the WBEE booth and sign the huge card which we will forward onto Lauren and her family.”

Alaina also told her fans, “I’m really sorry I can’t be there. Love you guys.”

According to Taste of Country, the country singer’s stepfather is known to be battling stage 4 cancer; it is unclear if this is the family emergency Alaina is referring to.

Prior to the show cancellation, Alaina opened up to her fans about her family having “a tough week.” Alaina was recently nominated for a CMA Award, which the star referred to as the “light in a time of darkness.”

“God always shines some light in a time of darkness. It’s been a tough week for my family, but this brightened everything up a little,” Alaina said. “Thank you to all the people who made this nomination possible. You know who you are.”

Please keep Alaina’s family in your prayers. In breaking news, a slumber party ended tragically after four teenagers died in a freak car accident.