Last week we reported on Kevin Owens leaving the WWE's tour of South America early due to "personal reasons." While details are still scarce about what caused Owens to return home, his wife took to Instagram to thank fans for the well-wishes.
In the post, Owens' wife Karina called last week "one of the toughest weeks of our lives," but noted that everything is OK now.
Thank you all for the kind messages asking if everything was alright. It was one of the toughest weeks of our lives but we are ok now. This guy travelled half way around the world to get back to us and I don't know what I would have done without him. Best husband and dad we could ever ask for ?
After performing at Luna Park for Thursday night's live event in Buenos Aires, Owens left before the remaining live events scheduled for Friday in Argentina and at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile on Saturday and Sunday. He took to Twitter on Saturday to offer an explanation and noted that he was not sick or injured:
I'm not sick. I'm not hurt. My family needed me home. Thank you to @WWE & the fans in Argentina & Chile for their support and understanding.— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) October 21, 2017
The news of Owens leaving the tour early came on the heels of breaking news about RAW superstars dealing with a mumps outbreak in the locker room, so much of the initial speculation revolved around whether or not Owens somehow fell ill. Since that is not the case and the family situation seems to be taken care of, it's possible that Owens will appear on tonight's SmackDown Live.