Nelly has been plunged into mourning after losing two uncles in the space of two weeks.
The Hot in Herre hitmaker, real name Cornell Haynes, Jr., took to his Twitter.com blog on Wednesday (10Jul13) to share his heartache with fans following the death of his mother Rhonda Mack's brother that morning.
He writes, "Love ya FAMILY ... I've lost my dads bro my uncle two weeks ago... And this morning I lost another uncle my moms bro... (sic)!!!".
Nelly has yet to elaborate on the circumstances surrounding the two deaths, but the family losses come eight years after his older sister, Jackie Donahue, succumbed to a two-year battle with leukaemia.