Walker Hayes And His Wife Open Up About Their Daughter's Death And The Long Painful Process Of Moving On

Loss of a loved one is always painful. The death of a child minutes after she was born, is even more haunting. Hayes family went through it. They are now sharing their experience of collecting broken pieces after this damage.

undefinedgettyimages

READ ALSO: What Happened To The First Children After They Left The White House?

Their little baby passed away

The music career of Walker Hayes had just taken off to new heights. Then he and his wife, Laney, suffered the agonizing loss of their 7th child. Baby girl, Oakleigh Klover Hayes died right after her delivery.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Walker Hayes (@walkerhayes) on

In a candid interview with PEOPLE, Walker recalled thinking;

When Laney wakes up, how do I tell her? How am I the one to explain, it’s a girl, but you know, she died?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Walker Hayes (@walkerhayes) on

Let these unbearable words sink in! Their mourning over baby's death made him cancel all his shows. The family is certainly the most important thing for Walker.

READ ALSO: Walker Hayes Lovingly Wishes Wife 'Happy 14th Anniversary' Days After Losing Newborn Daughter

How do they feel about the loss now?

As someone whose life revolves around his six kids, Mr. Hayes was broken. Laney had a uterine rupture and it took her months to recover from the physical trauma.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Walker Hayes (@walkerhayes) on

They mentally assured each other how safe Oakleigh is in heaven now. They are thankful for their fans, family, and friends who supported them in such a morbid time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Walker Hayes (@walkerhayes) on

Recently, while his voice was breaking with emotional pain, he revealed:

More than often, I get sad about missing Oakleigh. It’s a process, and it will be forever. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Walker Hayes (@walkerhayes) on

READ ALSO: Game Changer? Jessica Alba's Beautiful Message To Her Nanny Could Make Parenting Easier

What is a uterine rupture? 

Laney made others aware of this catastrophic, rupture, or tear. It happens due to a weakness in the wall of the uterus. It tends to occur during labor, expelling the baby into the mother’s abdominal cavity.

undefinedSizeSquare's / Shutterstock.com

This, unfortunately, deprives the baby of blood flow, quickly suffocating him. Mostly, previous c-sections weigh this risk. Even the mere thought of this phenomenon can make the heart sink.

We wish Walker and Laney healing and health. Please send out your love and prayers in the comments below.

READ ALSO: Paul Walker’s Daughter Is 19 Years Old: She Turned Into Beautiful Young Woman Who Misses Her Dad Much

We recommend