Donnie Wahlberg has had a busy summer, touring with New Kids on the Block and filming season 13 of Blue Bloods. The singer and actor has been posting updates with his fans on Instagram, and he took a break to share some sad news: his French bulldog, Lumpy, died.
Donnie shared a series of photos and videos along with a heartfelt tribute to his four-legged friend, who had been his faithful companion for 12 years. Donnie wrote, “So many of you asked me about my constant sidekick, Lumpy, during the Mix Tape Tour. His usual playful presence, by my side, was clearly missed by all. Night after night, I was asked. Night after night, I uncomfortably avoided the conversation. I did so in order to allow our time together at meet & greet (and at the concerts) to be a time of joy, happiness and love. Three things that we all needed so desperately after the last few years of sadness, heartache and struggle.
“So it is with great difficulty that I inform you all now, that on May 18th (on one of the rare days off during the tour) my beloved dog Lumpy, was laid to rest.”
Donnie received more than 10,000 supportive comments and messages from fans and his fellow celebrities. NKOTB bandmate Danny Wood wrote, “#riplumpy 🙏🏼” and Jonathan Knight said, “What a beautiful tribute to him… and what a beautiful life he lived next to his amazing Dad!” Pop star Debbie Gibson commented, “Celebrating your magical fur bestie today and always. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love to you and your family ❤️.”
Sending all our love to Donnie and his family!
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