-- Ronda Rousey will be appearing tonight on Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry and part of the interview talks about her father committing suicide in an emotional segment. Here is a transcript with the clip below:
On her father suffering from health issues leading to his suicide
"My dad, he had broke his back, and he happened to have a really rare blood disorder that kept him from healing, similar to hemophilia and it doesn’t allow you to clot your blood. And so he was slowly for years, he was getting platelet transfusions and trying to put rods in his back, everything. Eventually they said you’re gonna be a paraplegic and then a quadriplegic and then you’re gonna die and there’s nothing we can do about it. And so, my dad decided to take matters into his own hands because he was in a huge amount of pain every day. He couldn’t work anymore, he felt like he was just a drag on the family and he was very much like a person who takes care of everyone. And he drove his car out and he put a hose in the exhaust. I was eight years old."
On how she dealt with his death
I remember that when he passed, I would just tell, just try to tell myself that he was on a business trip and he’d be back. And that was my way to cope with it. I don’t want to get into it too much. But, I wouldn’t be crying unless he was awesome. He was the best."