Country musician Garth Brooks recently revealed the sad news that his daughter has contracted the novel coronavirus disease. He shared how he was leaning on his faith during this difficult time.
Brooks has announced that his youngest daughter, Allie, has tested positive for the coronavirus. The country musician shared how she’d been suffering from a sore throat but was doing better doing.
The singer confessed how he was struggling with the diagnosis stating: “As a parent, nobody knows what COVID is going to do in the future.” He shared how he was trying to alleviate his fears by watching over his children.
Garth Brooks at "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration At The Lincoln Memorial" on January 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. | Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
PRAYING FOR HIS CHILD
The star shared that he hadn’t seen his daughter during the time she contracted the virus. Allie’s husband had been around her and worked with Brooks.
The country star admitted that he’d gone through a scare about being infected because of his daughter’s husband being in close proximity. For his part, Brooks has tested negative for the virus and so has his wife, Trisha Yearwood.
The couple has been in quarantine together to help curb the rise of COVID-19. However, being together so much has come with its own challenges.
A BLESSING & CURSE
Brooks confessed how this time has been the most challenging they’ve ever gone through together. However, the star shared that he looked forward to what was on the other side because he had the “right one” beside him.
Brooks and Yearwood have been relying heavily on prayer to get them through these trying times. They noted how as parents one has to also stick to the safety guidelines in hopes that you never have to experience the effects of the virus.
The country musician has three daughters with his first wife, Sandy Mahl Brooks. Including Allie, the singer also has August and Taylor.
PULLING OUT OF A NOMINATION
Besides being a great parent, Brooks is also a noble and considerate musician. He’s won CMA’s Entertainer of the Year seven times but announced on Wednesday that he was permanently pulling out of contention.
Explaining his motivation the star said: "It's time for somebody else to hold that award.”