The Duck Commander's family has clarified that the Robertson's family patriarch Phil Robertson is not sick nor hospitalized. The sick grandfather that Sadie had referred to on Dancing With The Stars Season 19 premiere was her mom Korie's dad, John Howard.
Several news outlets had reported that Phil Robertson was ill and hospitalized to mend his sickness, missing his granddaughter Sadie Robertson's dance debut on ABC's DWTS held on Monday, Sept. 15 in Los Angeles, but there seems to be a case of mistaken identity.
Without going into detail, the 17-year-old reality TV star simply said that her grandpa had to go to the hospital that night, so a lot of her family members were with him, according to Life & Style.
Lisa Robertson, wife of Phil's eldest son Alan, clarified with The Gospel Herald the misunderstanding that it was John Howard, who had a stomach problem while in Los Angeles, but not the Duck hunter and preacher Phil Robertson.
After the DWTS premiere, Sadie Robertson told a news outlet that the reason why so few of the Robertson clan showed up to show their support was because of her grandpa's illness, according to reports. While Duck Dynasty has been one of the most popular shows on A&E, Sadie's joining the DWTS cast is liking to bring the Robertsons fans to one of ABC's hottest television shows. As the Robertson's are a closely-knit family, it is most likely that Sadie's family would show up in groups to show their support as they have done during Sadie's first fashion show as a model of Sherri Hill Fashion Week in New York City last year.
This Sunday, Phil had just finished preaching with vigor at the White's Ferry Road Church during the Duck Commander Church Service, where the Robertson family members were invited to talk about their faith, family, and success.
After Sadie completed her dance with partner Mark Ballas, the DWTS judges were stunned by the young star's impressive dancing skills, which won her and her partner 34 points - the second highest score of the night.
In footage aired on "Dancing With the Stars" prior to her performance, Sadie is shown praying with her family, Willie, Korie, and Rebecca. Though not all members of the Robertson's were present, Sadie is likely to know that her entire family is behind her and cheering her on, so are the rest of the Duck Dynasty fans across the country.