Eric Bolling Discusses Son’s Death From Opioids in Emotional Video: ‘We Never Saw It Coming’

Conservative pundit Eric Bolling shared the story of his son, Eric Chase Bolling, in a speech shared with the White House Opioid Summit. The younger Bolling died of an accidental overdose last year at the age of 19.

“This was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do,” Bolling wrote in a tweet. Please pass this along. Share with anyone who knows someone who has been touched by the #CrisisNextDoor.”

In the video, Bolling explained that his son “liked to have fun,” was a “normal kid” and “had a fantastic freshman year at the University of Colorado.”

“We never saw it coming. We never thought we would get that call. Every parent doesn’t want it, and we got it.”

Bolling stopped to collect himself, apologizing.

“I didn’t know where to go. I had no support system. And so I went to Twitter and I said, ‘Look, this happened.’ I was overwhelmed by the number of people who opiods are affecting.”

“Do your children a favor. Have the discussion with them. And do it again. And again. And get involved in your kids’ lives… It matters. You can save someone.”

Watch the full speech above.

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