Blake Shelton praised heavily for heartfelt message about late father and brother

The country music star was emotional

Blake Shelton shared a very rare personal message with fans over the Memorial weekend as he remembered people close to his heart. 

The Voice star and husband of Gwen Stefani opened up in an Instagram post from the Indy500. 

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Alongside a photo of himself at the race, he wrote: "Thank you #Indy500!!!! What a weekend... wish my dad was able to see that. 

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#"Thank you @JimmieJohnson for letting him and my brother have a spot on your helmet. Thinking about them extra today along with all the heroes who have served our country."

Blake's father, Dick Shelton, died in 2012 after a lengthy health battle and his older brother, Richie, was killed in a tragic car accident when he was just 24 years old. 

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Fans sent praying hands emojis and kind messages in response to Blake's post.

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Blake remembered his late father and brother at the Indy500 

They wrote: "Oh man. How did you handle that without just breaking down and crying? That's awesome, Blake. What a spectacular honor," and, "sending love".

His The Voice co-star and good friend, Carson Daly, also weighed in with a light-hearted but meaningful comment which read: "Finally! You post something with some truth, heart & substance…Thank God! Big step up from your usual 'pull my finger' posts…well done dum dum."

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Carson's message sparked a response from Blake's social media followers too as they reacted by thanking the country music star for talking about something so personal.

Blake is happily married to Gwen Stefani 

Blake offered up his artistic talents to race car driver Jimmie Johnson, by collaborating on a new helmet to honor America's veterans.

He previously gave a sneak peek at what they were working on when he switched his guitar for pencils and worked with Jimmie and Troy Lee Designs to paint the helmet and bring their vision to life. 

Jimmie wore the helmet during the race on 29 May, before signing it and putting it on display and up for auction too. 

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