Lauren Alaina Cancels Performance Due To Family Medical Emergency

Lauren Alaina had to cancel a planned concert appearance in Rochester, N.Y., after a family emergency came up. The singer was supposed to perform Wednesday night, 8/29. Alaina turned to her own social media to apologize for the cancellation, writing, “I’m really sorry I can’t be there. Love you guys.”  While she has not shared any further information as to the nature of her family medical emergency, on June 30 Alaina revealed that her stepfather, Sam Ramker, is battling Stage 4 cancer. An update from Alaina’s mother, Kristy, on Ramker’s GoFundMe page offered more information on Tuesday: “Update on Sam! He is currently in ICU due to a infection in his lungs. Today they are going to be draining the fluid. Please keep us in your prayers. Treatment is going well. We just hit a speed bump in the road. Treatment will continue this week as planned. Thanks everyone for all the prayers and donations. Our family is so grateful.” 

Lauren Alaina abruptly cancels performance due to family medical emergency


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