We can't even imagine what Craig Morgan and his family are going through right now.
As we've reported, the country singer's 19-year-old son Jerry Greer was found dead in the water after a tubing accident with friends on Kentucky Lake earlier this month. So incredibly sad.
Speaking in public for the first time on the tragedy, the International Harvester artist — who has canceled his remaining July shows — penned a heartfelt message of gratitude and remembrance on behalf of him and his wife, Karen Greer.
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Taking to Instagram on Wednesday alongside a photo of his son (above), Craig wrote:
"The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family. Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time. There are too many to name here, but we are especially thankful for the Humphreys County Sheriff and Fire Departments, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and all the additional agencies and volunteers who turned out to bring our son home.
We would also like to thank our friends, family members, and Jerry's friends who have all shown us an immense amount of love and support. Additionally, we cannot thank the music and outdoor communities enough for wrapping their arms around us, as well as our industry friends, fans, and all those that loved our son. We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world.
Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we'll be reunited with him again in Heaven. John 3:16 – Craig"
Wow. We know that must've been incredibly difficult to write.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all those who knew and loved Jerry.
[Image via Instagram/WENN.]
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