Update (4/23/12 3:30pm)
- due to medical reasons, doctors ordered mandatory recovering time, George Jones cancelled all shows through May, 20th 2012 - Get well soon, Possum.
First it was just a tweet, that due to an upper respiratory infection, George Jones needed to cancel a couple of gigs while he's recovering at his home in Franklin, Tennessee. Then yesterday "the possum" had the PR firm Webster upload a video, where he was thanking his fans for all the prayers and ways they have stood by him during his illness. But then the video becomes a rant, accusing his daughter Georgette and her husband Jamie of spreading lies, because she wanted his money.
“One more thing,” he says near the end of the clip. “I would like to apologize for my daughter Georgette and her new husband for putting so much bad things about me on the internet and Facebook. None of these things are true. They are all about money. I have gave and gave until I can no longer give. I will never let her go hungry, but I am tired of putting out, and I am not the person they claim I am.”
Watch for yourself:
And suddenly a whole family feud gets public, is picked up by AP, and appears in the Washington Post and even in the British Telegraph. According to AP, Georgette Lennon from the singer's marriage to fellow country star Tammy Wynette, is devastated by the accusations and denies any wrong doing.
Lennon was quoted by AP that their relationship became strained some years ago, wenn she became friends with her two brothers, Jeffrey and Bryan from Jones' second marriage with Shirley Ann Corley. Jones does not communicate with his sons. Last October he was also missing the wedding of Georgette to Jamie Lennon, having a gig that night.
According to her facebook fan group page, Georgette still tries to reach out to her dad.
|one of Georgette Lennon's messages on her group page on facebook (4/27/12)|
Because there are better ways to "keep up with the Jonses"
Sources: www.georgejones.com, @gjpossum, AP, Washington Post, Seattle Times, The Telegraph UK, georgettelennon facebook group