Charles Kelley sends message of thanks to fans for their ‘support’ after postponing Lady A’s tour as he focuses on sobriety: ‘I’m grateful’
Lady A’s Charles Kelley uploaded a post to properly thank fans as he takes time to focus on his sobriety following the cancellation of the band’s tour.
The 40-year-old country singer shared a message on his Instagram earlier on Friday, typing out that he is working on his, ‘journey to sobriety.’
The country music group announced last week that their tour, which was originally set to begin on August 13, would be postponed until next year to allow their bandmate to fully recover.
Time to recover: Charles Kelley, 40, typed out a message on his Instagram on Friday thanking his fans for their support amid his ‘journey to sobriety’
The star shared a photo of himself posing for a selfie with his wife, Cassie, and six-year-old son, Ward, as they relaxed on a beach.
The talented performer also took time to send a message expressing how grateful and touched he has been for the outpouring support from his fans.
‘I want to thank everyone who has shown me so much support and encouragement so far on my journey of sobriety,’ he typed.
He added that the fans themselves have already helped him on his path to getting better.
‘Y’alls kind words have meant the world to me and really lifted me up over the past few weeks. I can’t wait to get back on the road with Lady A next year.’
Multi-talented: The country star not only is one of the lead vocalists for Lady A, also known as Lady Antebellum, but also is a songwriter and instrumentalist; pictured performing in Nashville for a New Year’s Eve concert
The star continued that he is beyond thrilled to perform again once he is fully sober.
‘Getting on that stage and being able to see, hear and feel everything through a clearer lens is going to be a gift that I won’t take for granted.’
He concluded his heartfelt message by writing, ‘I’m grateful for this time to focus on my family and my health. Love, Charles.’
Postponed: Lady A announced on their official Instagram page last week that their tour would be postponed until 2023; pictured together in 2021
Family time: Charles is pictured with his wife, Cassie, and their six-year-old son, Ward, as they take a photo together on the beach
On Lady A’s official Instagram page last week, the group announced the postponement of their tour.
Charles, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood were originally scheduled to kick off their Request Line Tour August 13-14 at Ryman Auditorium in their native Nashville.
‘We have decided to postpone our Request Line Tour until next year,’ the announcement began.
‘We are a band, but more importantly…we’re family. We’re proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety.’
Official statement: Lady A announced they would postpone their tour until 2023 because, ‘Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety’
Grateful: Charles and the other band members have expressed their gratitude for their fan’s continuous support
‘In order to be the healthiest, strongest, and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take the time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together,’ Lady A, who boasts 1.5 million social media followers on Instagram, added.
‘It’s early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together. We’re grateful for your patience.’
The statement concluded with, ‘This update is coming in real time, but in the coming days, your point of purchase will be in touch with new ticket information. We’re looking forward to making 2023 our best year yet!’
Lady A recently released their latest single called, Told You I Could Drink, on August 4. On Charles’s Instagram page, he uploaded a post to promote the newest single from the country group.
The star added a caption hinting at his sobriety battle. ‘Ironic since I stopped drinking haha.’
New music: The country group released their most latest single called, Told You I Could Drink