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7-Year-Old Son Of Singer Ricky Skaggs Was Shot In His Face During A Road Incident: “My World Had Just Come To An End”

Date September 16, 2019 11:08

Parents’ worst nightmare is when something bad happens to their children. Country singer Ricky Skaggs experienced this firsthand after a tragic incident that almost took his son’s life.

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Scary incident

Ricky Skaggs, a famous country music star and Grammy award winner, is also a doting father of 4 wonderful children.

Ricky and his wife Sharon have 2 kids together: son Lucas and daughter Molly. The singer also has two children from his previous marriage.

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Back in the 80s, Skaggs had to go through the scariest moment in his entire life. His son Andrew, who was 7 years old at that time, fought for his life between heaven and earth.

The boy was shot in his face during a road rage incident. Andrew was emergently hospitalized. Ricky and his ex-wife spent days and nights at the hospital praying for his recovery.

The singer recalled that scary time:

That was one of the hardest times in my life. I thought my world had just come to an end.

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God heard his prayers

Skaggs said that seeing his little son unconscious in a hospital bed with his eyes closed was the hardest thing throughout his life. But God heard the singer’s prayers and his son survived.

Thank God, he came through it.

A man, named Edward Dean Duehring, pleaded guilty in accidentally shooting the boy. He was sentenced to 52 years in prison.

Ricky Skaggs came through the worst nightmare of all parents. Fortunately, his son is all grown up now. Andrew is happily married and has 2 kids. He doesn’t like to recall that horrible incident from his childhood.

The singer says he is very proud of Andrew and of how brave he was after everything he had to go through.

I'm so proud of him!

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What Skaggs learned from this scary incident is that there is nothing more important in human life than our loved ones. Every single day, Ricky keeps giving thanks to God for saving his child’s life.

We are so happy that this story has a good ending. Wishing Ricky Skaggs and his wonderful family all the best! May they never lose that special bond between them!