Vanessa Hudgens Puts on a Brave Face in 'Grease: Live' Just Hours After Losing Her Father
Actress Vanessa Hudgens bravely performed on the live TV version of Grease just a day after the death of her father.
I am so sad to say that last night my daddy, Greg passed away from stage 4 cancer. Thank you to everyone who kept him in your prayers.— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) January 31, 2016
Tonight, I do the show in his honor.— Vanessa Hudgens (@VanessaHudgens) January 31, 2016
Just six months ago, she posted a photo of her father to Instagram and asked fans to “pray for his healing.”
Vanessa, 27, sang and danced through her pain during the three-hour production and the reaction was overwhelming.
There were a couple of technical glitches during the show. During a high school dance scene, the sound dropped out and the weather meant the stars had to carry umbrellas during an outdoor number.
Celebrities watching from home were impressed with the show.
Taylor Swift and Gigi Hadid posted video as they sang along to "Hopelessly Devoted To You.”
Singer Christina Perri also showed her support for the show.
wishing everyone luck at #GreaseLive tonight!! i can't wait to watch & sing along! ⚡️— christina perri (@christinaperri) January 31, 2016