Singer Leann Rimes was left in tears on Monday (19Dec11) after discovering her stepfather "could be really sick".
The Blue hitmaker told her Twitter.com followers her "bonus dad" Ted is ill, and admitted she became emotional after learning of his health battle.
In a series of posts on her page, she writes, "When you get a text (saying) that you (your) 'bonus dad' could be really sick you realise.... Nothing matters but now and the people you love!
"Lots of tears right now. Mostly for him & my mom. I'm sad. I'll see them soon."
Rimes did not specify details about her stepdad's illness.