Walker Hayes and his family are mourning a tragic loss.
The 38-year-old singer and his wife, Laney, welcomed their seventh child on Wednesday only to suffer a tragic loss shortly after. Hayes shared a statement on social media that evening.
“It is with great sadness that Laney and I share with you the news that our sweet Oakleigh Klover Hayes was born this morning at the hospital and now is safely in heaven,” he wrote. “Thank you for honoring our privacy as we grieve.”
The “You Broke Up With Me” singer also noted that he will be canceling immediate upcoming appearances “to be home with Laney and their children.”
“My wife is amazing. She’s my high school sweetheart. I met her in 11th grade. We’ve been on this journey hand-in-hand held tight together. She’s incredible,” Hayes said of Laney. “We have a unique family situation, obviously, in this business. I don’t meet a lot of people who can relate, but it works for us.”
Our thoughts go out to the Hayes family during this difficult time.