The Story Of The Police Officer Who Saved Lil Wayne’s Life
The story of The Police Officer Who Saved Lil Wayne’s Life begins when Lil Wayne was 12 and he attempted a suicide by shooting himself, while the Young Money MC had dreams of being a rapper, the then-12-year-old realized that he had other thoughts preoccupying his mind, “thoughts like killing yourself,” he specified. He told Acho about how after he lied to his mother, Jacida Carter, about his school schedule and she found out, his aunt called to warn him and said his mother was going to throw away his up-and-coming rap career. The 38-year-old rapper sat down with Emmanuel Acho and During the 17-minute conversation, Wayne said he started noticing his mental health issues as early as 10 years old. “When I was told that I couldn’t have what I wanted, what I dreamed of and what I desired and that was to rap,” he said. “I was willing to die for it.”
Wayne said a man off-duty officer Robert Hoobler, whom he calls Uncle Bob was the only person who acknowledged him, picked him up off the floor and took him to the hospital in a police car instead of waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
That same Robert Hoobler, 65, was found dead at his home in Jefferson Parish on Friday, said parish coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich. The cause of death has not been disclosed, Announcing that the former New Orleans police officer who saved future rap star Lil Wayne as a kid, after the child shot himself in the chest, has passed away, Jefferson Parish officials said.
“I’m proud of what he’s done,” Hoobler said of Lil Wayne in his 2009 interview. “But I would’ve done the same for the guy no one ever heard about again.”
Lil Wayne never forgot what Hoobler did for him. He and others from his neighborhood gave Hoobler the nickname “Uncle Bob.”
While accepting an award in 2018, Carter recalled recently speaking to Hoobler and thanked him for refusing to let him die, that’s how much Lil Wayne is grateful and thankful for what that man did and he will definitely never forget him. RIP Uncle Bob.
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