Singer Chris Daughtry abruptly postponed his tour after his 25-year-old stepdaughter Hannah was discovered dead in her Tennessee home on Friday, according to a report.
The “American Idol” finalist — who was scheduled to play in Atlantic City, New Jersey with his band on Friday — flew home to Nashville to be with his grieving family, People reported.
“Due to the unexpected death of Chris and Deanna Daughtry’s daughter, Hannah, all currently scheduled shows for the coming week for Daughtry have been postponed,” the band said in a statement.
“The Daughtry family thanks you for your understanding and respectfully asks for privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement continued. “Further details will be made available at a later date. The investigation into this tragic death is still ongoing.”
Daughtry, 41, and his band had been set to play the sixth show of their Dearly Beloved Tour, which kicked off on Nov. 3. “Dearly Beloved,” the band’s sixth album, was released on Sept. 17.
Hannah and her brother Griffin, 23, are Chris’ wife Deanna Daughtry’s children from a previous relationship. Chris and Deanna, 48, who met in 2000, have 10-year-old twins together, Adalynn Rose and Noah James.
The rock singer rose to fame after placing fourth on the fifth season of “American Idol” in 2006. His eponymous band released their first album soon after, and was nominated for several Grammy Awards in 2008, including best rock album.