BH Buzz: Jojo Shows True Strength Singing The National Anthem After Father’s Passing


■ We have some sad news to share regarding singer Jojo — her father passed away on Saturday (Nov. 14).

She informed fans on Instagram of his passing with a touching photo of the two when Jojo was a young kid and captioned it: “I missed you even while you were here. I will miss you infinitely more now that you’re gone. Thank you for holding on as long as you did. I know you tried your best. You are free now. I will love you always, Dad. I can feel you with me. Rest now. In PEACE. I miss your voice. I wish more people could have heard it. I promise I will keep singing for you.”

The following day, the “When Love Hurts” singer mustered up the courage to sing the National Anthem at the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes in Phoenix, AZ and dedicated the performance to her dad.

She said, “Today I will be singing the national anthem to honor my dad. He was a disabled veteran. I wish he was here with me today. He would have cried. I will be crying because I miss him already. We all thought it would happen eventually… But now that it’s happened, I can’t believe this is real life. #RIPJoel #GodblessAmerica #GodblessFrance and may God help us all to love and understand each other better. To lead with compassion and live in peace on this one planet we are entrusted with.”

Lord thank you for the strength. Dad thank you for keeping your hand on my heart.

A video posted by JoJo (@iamjojo) on

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Our thoughts are with you, Jojo.

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