Jake Owen Reveals Heartbreaking News About ‘Family Member’

by Samantha Whidden
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On Sunday (July 11th) country singer and songwriter Jake Owen announced unfortunate news on his Instagram account. 

“I love one of my best friends last night unexpectedly,” Jake Owens begins the post, which features his two German Shepard pups. He then reveals that the doctors said his pup Slash’s stomach had flipped and even with emergency surgery, it wasn’t enough to save him. “I didn’t even make it home in time to say goodbye.”

Jake Owen then describes Slash as the sweetest and most loving dog he’s ever had. “He was more like a human than a dog,” he shares. “While my other pups would run free across the farm, Slash just wanted to be by my side.”

Owen goes on the state that losing a dog is like losing a family member and it’s been hard for him to even put the post together. “Go love on your family. Go love on your dogs. See ya up there in Slashy. Love ya buddy.”

Jake Owen’s Recent Emergency With Daughter Paris

Prior to the loss of his pup, Jake Owen experienced a pretty scary situation when his 2-year-old daughter Paris was admitted to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville earlier this spring. Although Owen did not reveal what caused his daughter to end up in the hospital, the picture he posted of her showed what appeared to be red marks on her face. 

“Our little sweet Paris is TWO years old today,” Jake Owen writes in the caption. “Never imagined spending her bday in the hospital. Thanks to everyone at @vumcchildren for being so helpful and caring for her.” He did confirm that Paris seemed to be doing a lot better. He and his fiancee Erica Hartlein were very thankful and overwhelmed by the kindness and support that his fans offered.

In an update, Jake Owen states, “Thanks to everyone who’s been asking about Paris. She’s feeling a lot better and on the mend. It’s night night time. Her head on my shoulder, til her eyes get heavy. That’s the good stuff.”

Jake Owen shares a daughter, Olive Pearl, with his ex-wife Lacey Buchanan. In a 2015 interview, the country singer discusses how Olive Pearl reacts to hearing him on the radio. “She does [recognize my music], and it’s not a big deal to her,” Owen states at the time. He then says that when they hear one of his songs on the radio, she’ll be in the backseat playing with her iPad. “[She] then says, ‘There’s Daddy.’ She knows it’s me, but doesn’t freak out about it.”

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