Reba McEntire has shared some sad news with her fans: Her older brother, Pake McEntire, suffered a stroke this week.

As McEntire explains on social media, her brother had surgery on his back on Thursday (May 13), and while everything went well during surgery, later that night, he had a stroke, which caused "blood on the brain and swelling."

On Saturday (May 16), doctors performed surgery to relieve the pressure on Pake McEntire's brain. Fortunately, he is now "in ICU, stable and recovering," Reba McEntire writes.

"We really appreciate all your thoughts and prayers," McEntire says. "We're asking everyone to please give Pake a few days to recover. He needs his rest, and the doctors have requested that we keep foot traffic to a minimum. We know Pake will want visitors when he's awake and can enjoy all of your new jokes and you getting him caught up on all the news.

"We will keep you all posted," she adds. "Keep sending your prayers! Thanks a bunch!"

While country music fans are no doubt more familiar with his famous younger sister, Pake McEntire had a career in music, too. He signed to RCA Nashville in 1986 and had a string of charted country singles in the late '80s, including his debut single, "Every Night," and "Savin' My Love for You," which hit No. 3 on the country charts. As a child, Pake McEntire was also part of the Singing McEntires with his sister.

It's been a tough few months for the McEntire family. Father Clark McEntire passed away in late October.

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