During the summer house meeting, Lindsay Hubbard shared that Captain Lee Rosbach of Below Deck contacted Carl Radke after his brother Curtis died of an accidental drug overdose.
Mosbach’s son Joshua also died of an accidental drug overdose, and he has spoken openly about the trauma and pain he has suffered since his death. In fact, Rosbach has connected with many fans who have suffered a similar loss, and Radke shared that Rosbach’s words have been a source of support.
“I’ll never forget you telling me, ‘You can’t go wrong if you do the right thing, it may not be comfortable or easy, but it’s still the right thing, and doing the right thing is what will connect you most to the man in the mirror.’ You are the best Captain Lee,” Radke tweeted.
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Supporters also tweeted their support for Rosbach during the Summer House reunion. Rosbach wrote, “Something we could all do more of, it’s just, no, but it’s the right thing to do. Give it all you’ve got and you’ll never be poor. Captain Lee.”
Rosbach, like Radke, had to witness death on reality TV. “It was an accident, and that’s one of the things that really bothers me about the whole situation with the supposed ‘war on drugs’ is that Josh didn’t know what he was buying,” Rosbach told ET in February 2021. “He thought he was getting one thing, but he was getting something completely different, completely driven by profit for the dealers, and it was fentanyl mixed with half a dozen other things.”
Reunion was as hard as life. The details in my captain’s log. #belowdeck #belowdeckbravohttps://t.co/PG2rzivcpR pic.twitter.com/TcEhSr67WE
– Captain Lee (@capthlr) December 15, 2020
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“He fell asleep and just didn’t wake up, so it wasn’t … he wasn’t suffering,” he added. “He took care of everyone and everything in his life. His nieces and nephews – he didn’t have kids – but they were just, they were the highlight of his life. And looking back on it now, there’s nothing that could ever replace that hole in your heart. I think the person who said that time heals all wounds was just total bullshit, because it doesn’t.”
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Admitting that he probably wouldn’t be “here” if he hadn’t already gotten sober, Radke became emotional during the reunion. “It’s a blessing that I did the work I did before last summer,” he said. “And I think if I had been in the state I was in the previous summers when I got this news, I probably wouldn’t be here now.”
“I went down a bit of a dark path again this winter in December and January,” Radke said. “I was really bad. Really bad again. I mean, I scared a lot of people. And Kyle came to my apartment. And I didn’t know that he knew that I was messed up for a couple of days. Well, for months after that …”
“I’ll never forget you telling me, ‘You can’t go wrong if you do the right thing.’ It may not be comfortable or easy, but it’s still the right thing to do, and when you do the right thing, you’ll be most comfortable with the man in the mirror.” You are the best Captain Lee https://t.co/xTeEjhkBmj
– Carl Radke (@carlradke) May 7, 2021
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“He came over to my apartment and told me he loved me,” Radke continued. Cooke can be seen trying to hold back tears as Radke begins to cry. “And when you lose your brother, you don’t have that male influence that you’ve been looking for for so long. Kyle was, my brother-man.”
“Having him come to me and take care of me,” he continues. “It’s not about lover boy. It’s not about anything else. I just want you to be okay, and I’m here for you. And Kyle, I love you for this man.”