Charice issues new statement on father’s passing

Tough times.

On Tuesday, we reported that singer (and former “Glee” guest star) Charice Pempengco suffered a major tragedy as her life this week, as her father was stabbed outside of a store in a town near Manila in The Philippines.

Even though Charice has been estranged from her father for a good portion of her life, the singer is still in an emotional state following this news — and she has now released the following statement:

“I want to thank my fans from around the world for their support and love at this very difficult time for my family and I. We are all very sad about this terrible tragedy.”

As reported, the singer has canceled her upcoming concert gigs with David Foster in order to spend some time with her family.¬†She has already received the support of a number of the “Glee” cast members, including Lea Michele, Naya Rivera, and Jenna Ushkowitz.

We’ll have more on this story as it breaks.

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