Jewel updated fans on her blog at her official web site on Tuesday (April 21), after cheering on her husband Ty Murray on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ while sitting next to her father Atz in the audience. The singer songwriter tells readers:
Yeah, that was my dad Atz (pronounced Otts) sitting next to me last night. He came all the way from Alaska on some business, and I’m so glad I got to see him! He’s here on behalf of the Alaskan Cattlemen’s Association about some grazing rights for their cattle up there. The hat I held up was his Vietnam Veterans hat- they made him take it off during taping because it was a baseball cap and they have a dress code. I wanted to hold it up so all his Veteran buddies could see. He served in Vietnam and was part of the Tet Offensive of ’68, a famously gory battle. He recently was able to have a reunion with the guys he served with, and he said it was an amazing experience to see everyone again all these years later. He’s here until Thursday, so I will get to see him more.
The entire post and pictures of Jewel with Atz at jeweljk.com has since been removed.