Magic’s DL Hughley is sharing the painful death of his son publicly for the first time.
“I remember I got jammed up right,” the comedian and syndicated radio host told Lip Service.“So I had knocked this chick up, and she had the baby and the baby got killed by her boyfriend. It was a horrible, horrible experience.”
“I had this baby I’m paying for, I’m a boy, I’m scared, I’m married, I’m just starting out my career,” DL recalled during his interview.
“I get a call from my boy and he says “Your son is in the hospital.” And I go and they were Cape Verdean, she was from Cape Verde, so I go to the hospital and this boy was laying the bed and apparently, her boyfriend had shaken him, and damaged him, and I knew one day I would be man enough to tell my woman what had happened. I was so f***ed up.”
DL described how he was eventually unable to keep his secret any long and decided to confess to his wife.
“So finally one day I tell my wife and do you know she told me, she said, ‘I wish you would have told me so we could have gone through that together.”
Now that’s holding your man down!!! Hughley says then his son’s mother popped up on him unexpectedly.
“Years later we’re at the airport — remember when you used to be able to go through the airport, you didn’t have to have a ticket and you could meet your family, so one day I go and the girl is there and my wife meets me at the plane. I see her see us and I know she thinks she got me in a trick bag and I say, ‘Baby, this is the girl I had the baby by,’ and my wife said, ‘I’m so sorry for your loss.’
“And I felt so small. Because I was a coward two ways. And it starts to change the way you see stuff. I think when you’re very young, I never felt bad about my inclinations, I have felt bad about the damage that it’s done to the people in my life and I don’t want to be the kind of guy that at the end of your life has broken a lot of people, children and women, and families, and I think a lot of guys feel like that.
Maaaad respect for DL for coming forward and sharing the anguish of losing his son and hiding the child from his wife. And his wife is a boss . A true siSTAR. Follow me on IG, twitter and Facebook @JazD1