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- American country music singer and songwriter
Grammy nominee Jimmie Allen said the health of his baby daughter is improving on Black Friday morning after she was rushed to the hospital earlier this week when she "stopped breathing.”
“Zara is doing a lot better. She’s off oxygen and breathing on her own," Allen tweeted Friday morning. "Hopefully, she stays like this and can go home soon. Thanks for the well wishes, positive energy and prayer.”
Fans showed Allen an outpouring of support after the good news.
“Oh Jimmie so glad she is on the mend!!!” an encouraged fan tweeted.
"Continuing to send healing and positive thoughts to you all!” another thankful person wrote.
“Such good news [heart emoji] My son had RSV at 5 weeks and was hospitalized, it’s so scary,” one fan confided.
“Thank God!” someone exclaimed.
“So good to see you singing in the MACY’s Parade, that told me your baby girl was doing well ... GOD BLESS, she is beautiful,” a fan expressed.
Jimmie Allen's daughter hospitalized: Grammy nominee having an emotional time
As referenced by the last fan’s tweet, the Milton country star performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. He sang his hit “Freedom Was a Highway” while performing behind the Jolly Green Giant float.
— Macy's (@Macys) November 25, 2021
Allen’s 5-week-old daughter was rushed to a Tennessee hospital Tuesday night. Allen later chewed out the medical staff on Twitter.
"Attention doctors, if the parent of your one-month-old patient tells you the child having a hard time breathing and the only thing your lazy self wants to do is check heart and temperature, find another career. Your job is to save lives so do it," Allen tweeted.
On Black Friday, tickets went on sale for Allen’s annual Christmas charity concert at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach, to be held Dec. 17 and 18. The first show is for all ages, and the second one is for folks 21 or older.
Proceeds from the holiday fundraiser will benefit Mariner Middle School in Milton, Allen’s hometown.
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On Sunday, Allen will perform “Silent Night” on ABC’s “The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration” at 7 p.m., followed by a performance of his original holiday song “What Does Christmas Mean” with his friends Louis York and The Shindellas for CMA Country Christmas on Monday at 8 p.m. on ABC.
In early December, Allen will join Nelly (who’s coming to the Delaware State Fair in July) as a special guest on select dates of his “Lil Bit of Music Series” tour. Nelly was featured on Allen’s song “Good Times Roll.”
And on Dec. 7, Allen will play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Allen, who won a CMA for New Artist of the Year earlier this month, will celebrate Christmas at the Walt Disney World Resort – as he performs his rendition of “White Christmas” for the Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade airing at 10 a.m. on Christmas Day.
Then to ring in 2022, Allen will hit the stage to perform on "New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash" on CBS at 8 p.m. Dec. 31.
The “Make Me Want To” artist was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Artist on Tuesday, the same day his daughter was rushed to the hospital.
The 64th annual Grammy Awards is on Jan. 31.
Jimmie Allen's annual Christmas charity concert will be held at the Rusty Rudder (113 Dickinson Ave., Dewey Beach) from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 17 and from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 18. Tickets are $30. For tickets or more info, visit rustyrudder.com or (302) 227-3888.
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This article originally appeared on Delaware News Journal: Jimmie Allen gives thanks for baby daughter's health improving