The artist is grieving the passing of a New Orleans police officer who heroically saved his life when he was just 12 -years- old.
Thirty-nine year old Wayne revealed the grim news via Instagram on Monday, saying,“Everything happens for a reason. I was dying when I met u at this very spot. U refused to let me die. Everything that doesn’t happen, doesn’t happen for a reason.” The caption was written beneath a photo of Robert Hoobler, godly called, “Uncle Bob.”
Wayne went on to write, “That reason being you and faith. RIP uncle Bob. Aunt Kathie been waiting for u. I’ll love & miss u both and live for us all.”
Hoobler, 65, was found dead at his Louisiana home on Friday, according to media reports. Hoobler’s grandson, Daniel Nelson, revealed that he recently had both legs amputated and was diabetic.
In an interview with former NFL star Emmanuel Acho last year, the rapper touched briefly on his suicide attempt at the age of 12. He said he had called the police before taking his mother’s gun from her bedroom and shooting himself in the chest. Police arrived on the scene but ignored his cry for help. Instead, they focused on the gun and drugs found in the room.
One only officer, Hoobler — who was off-duty at the time — heard a dispatch on his police radio, and rushed over to the house to help Wayne.