Former Fox News host Eric Bolling returned to television and was a guest on Law & Crime’s “Totally B.S. with Bill Stanton.” The discussion turned to opioids. Bolling’s son died from an opioid overdose. Bolling told the emotional story of his son, which is even more sad than we thought.
“This next topic is very serious, and it’s anything but what the title is; it’s anything but bs, and I am really thankful for you to come in and talk about this. And what we’re talking about is opioid addiction,” said Stanton.“Thank you, Bill, and thank you for coming around on it. Yeah, opioids killed — opioids alone, not drug overdoses, opioids, that class of drugs alone — killed 64,000 Americans last year. I always talked about it … it didn’t hit home until September of this past year when I got a phone call at 10 o’clock at night that said my son had passed from — they didn’t know what it was, but it ended up being an accidental opioid overdose,” said Bolling.
“Now what happened with Eric, my son, he bought a Xanax or he took a Xanax, but it wasn’t a prescriptive Xanax, it was bought from someone on a college campus,” said Bolling.
“He was one week back in the sophomore year, and he … bought a Xanax from someone. It was a street Xanax, and it turns out it was laced with fentanyl. Now fentanyl — you’ve probably heard about it — what people maybe don’t realize is fentanyl is a drug that they use for last-stage cancer victims, typically, when the pain is so overwhelming. Fentanyl is about 10,000 times stronger than morphine. That’s how strong this fentanyl is,” described Bolling. Check out the interview below.