Reba McEntire pleaded to her 6 million Facebook friends
and 179k Instagram followers to pray for her older brother
, Del Stanley 'Pake
' McEntire, during this extremely stressful and overwhelming time for her family
Pake had a routine back surgery on Thursday, and although the surgery went well, Pake suffered a stroke later that evening
This untimely stroke caused blood on the brain, and swelling, and Reba McEntire is asking her fans to "keep sending him your prayers and thoughts
Because of the swelling, Pake was rushed into surgery to relieve the pressure on his brain, and he currently remains in the ICU, slowly recovering
In the 1980s, Pake was a successful country music singer, making his debut with his first single, "Every Night
," (rising to number 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart).
Pake's biggest charting hit
though, "Saving My Love For You
" put him on the map, and peaked at number 3
on the Billboard Country Singles chart.
Below is a performance of Pake singing "Too Old To Grow Up Now
," and it just shows how incredibly talented he is at singing country music
, (Just like his younger sister!).Our thoughts and prayers are with Pake, and the McEntire family.