LOS ANGELES, Jan 28: Robin Thicke has canceled an appearance during NHL All-Star weekend amid his custody battle with ex-wife Paula Patton.
The singer was previously scheduled to honor his late father Alan Thicke at NHL100 Gala, reported People magazine.
Hockey legend Wayne Gretzky replaced Robin.
“My friend Alan Thicke would have loved to be here tonight with so many of the great players that he admired. I am extremely honored to be included on this amazing list, I only wish that everyone of the players could have been here tonight.
“So with the help of my friend John (Ondrasik) let’s pay tribute to the players we’ve lost who have earned a place on the Great 100 list. Alan this is for you,” Gretzky said.
It is still unclear if the 39-year-old singer will participate as assistant coach for 2017 NHL All-Star Celebrity Shootout competition, in which his half-brother Carter, 19, is slated to play.
The couple’s custody dispute has become increasingly fraught after a LA judge denied Patton’s request to limit Thicke’s joint custody of their son, earlier this month. (PTI)