May 13, 2009 11:00 AM by Britteny Elrick
David Cook returned tohis concert tourlast Fridayaftera brief visit athome to attend his brother’s funeral. David’s brother Adam had passed away at the age of 37, after losing aneleven year battle with brain cancer.He played for a small audience of 450 at the Musica theater in Akron, Ohio, and it was a very difficult performance for the American Idol…
As reported by PEOPLE, David started off the concert by singing a slower song,but then he stopped in the middle and turned away.”It’s gonna be tough for me,”David told the audience.”Hold on. I’m sorry. Do you mind if I sing a different song?” Then he started singing a higher tempo song, which seemed to help change the mood a bit. At one point he flashed his guitar to the crowd, which had the initials “AC” written on it.
David spoke of his brother throughout the night and had a hard time getting through certain songs. While singing ComeBack To Me, David actually walked off the stage and his band followed. He stood in the hallway for a few minutes talking to his band members, while his drummer went out and playedfor the crowd. After he returned to the stage, David said,”It’s been a hell of a week. It’s good to be here tonight.”
Fellow American Idolalum, Ryan Star, told PEOPLE, “It has been a long road for David, and we’ve seen how tough it has been on him. I think he’s doing the best he can.”
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