Nicole Scherzinger was forced to abandon her 'X Factor' boys to attend her grandmother's funeral in Los Angeles.
The 34-year-old singer's grandmother passed away on Saturday morning, the Daily Mail reported.
Scherzinger was accompanied by her F1 ace boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, 27, as she arrived at the Los Angeles airport.
Viewers witnessed Scherzinger break down to tears on the show after District 3 performed Eric Clapton's emotional song 'Tears in Heaven.'
As she wiped away tears from her eyes, she mentioned that the song was rather poignant for her, but she didn't elaborate any further.
"Nicole had to return to the US to attend her grandmother's funeral. Sadly, she passed away on Saturday morning," a representative for Scherzinger said.
"She did mention on the show that a couple of the songs were particularly poignant for her," the representative added. (ANI)