Prayers are needed for Josh Abbott and his family. The lead singer of Josh Abbott Band announced on Friday that his father has passed away.

Abbott made the announcement on his Twitter account:

Abbott canceled the band's tour dates from March 1-12 on Tuesday to allow him and his family time with his father after he suffered a stroke earlier this month.

“I need to be by his side, holding my mother’s hand through,” Abbott said earlier this week. “I know you all understand, and we truly appreciate the prayers and kind comments you have left.”

Alll of us at Radio Texas, LIVE! extend our thoughts and prayers to Josh and his family.