Morgan Wallen‘s son Indigo is recovering after being bitten in the face by his mother K.T. Smithis the dog.
“Yesterday, [my dog Legend] bitten Indigo in the face and [he] had to have stitches,” Smith — who dated Wallen, 30, from 2017 to 2019 — revealed via her Instagram Story on Monday, June 19. “And we spent yesterday morning in the ER, and since then we’ve been looking for options, and I just couldn’t bring myself to do what everyone says and what you’re supposed to do,” which would be to bring down his dog.
She went on to note that Legend is not an “aggressive” dog. “He’s an angel and I feel like he can read human emotions, and he just wants love and to be a pet,” she explained. “If you don’t pet him, he’ll grope you [at] You. He’s a great watchdog. He will sleep outside the bedroom door at night.
Rather than force his beloved pet to wear a muzzle around Indigo — or choose a more extreme option — Smith asked him for nearly 400,000 Instagram followers to help him find Legend a new home in the Nashville area.
“I can’t be a mother who keeps a dog at home when my child is so traumatized, probably because of this,” she shared in tears. “I can’t be a good dog mom to him keeping a muzzle on him or a good mom in general having a kid who’s really scared of him at home.”
Smith continued, “I’m just asking for a home that will love him and adore him and give him the attention he needs and loves.”
In a subsequent Instagram Story post, she added that she didn’t care about the hate she might receive from fans over her decision. In response to a user who wrote, “OH NO YOU CARE MORE ABOUT THE F— KING DOG THAN YOUR CHILD? What’s wrong with you,” Smith replied, “Being a mother is about taking care of your child first and getting the dog away from your child before he comes home. House. Being a dog mom means finding the best possible home for the dog knowing that he can thrive in an environment that is meant for him without children.
Smith continued, “We’re all triggered by different things in life, and with dogs it’s the same. As humans, we remove these triggers and work through them. Dogs are the same.
The Nashville native then gave an update on her son’s condition, sharing, “Indigo is fine. His scar will be [minimal]. He had stitches, but he’ll be fine.
Later Monday, Smith shared that she dropped Legend off “with the sweetest family where he will live his full potential and his best life on a farm.”
Smith and Wallen welcomed their son in July 2020, a year after their split. “Yesterday was nothing short of complete bliss…✨♥️,” Smith then captioned hospital photos of herself and her newborn via Instagram at the time. “Indie Wilder, you are your endless mom’s answered prayer and the cutest little piece of human ham I’ve ever laid eyes on.”
Wallen, for his part, gushed in an Instagram post of his own that becoming a father for the first time made him a “changed man” following a series of controversies. “I will be the dad you deserve as well as the co-parent your mom deserves. Ever since you were born, I know every decision I make will be with you in mind,” he captioned a photo of himself. holding Indigo “I promise that I will always protect you and do my best to be an example of a good and pious man, just like my father was for me.”
The “Whiskey Glasses” singer has been through a handful of ups and downs over the past few years. Two months before Indigo was born, the country artist was arrested in May 2020 for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Later that year, he was cut as a musical guest from an October episode of Saturday Night Live after violating the show’s COVID-19 protocols.
The drama continued in February 2021 when videos resurfaced of Wallen using the N-word. Several months later – leading to him being banned from multiple award shows and removed from country radio stations – he has addressed the scandal on hello america.
“I was with some of my friends, and we just… we say stupid things together,” he said in July 2021. “And it was — in our minds, it’s playful — it seems ignorant, but that’s really where it came from…and it’s wrong.
Earlier this year, the “Chasin’ You” artist came under fire for canceling an April concert minutes before taking the stage. He then explained via Instagram that he had lost his voice and was “unable to sing”. Following doctors’ advice, he later canceled six weeks of shows due to vocal cord trauma and a torn muscle in his leg.
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Wallen announced on June 6 that he was cleared to sing again, but did not say when his next performance would be.