Chris Eubank breaks down in tears over the death of his son Sebastian in an emotional moment on the next episode of the new reality show Scared Of The Dark.
Sebastian, the third eldest of Chris’s five children, tragically died from an undiagnosed heart condition while swimming just a week short of his 30th birthday in 2021.
During Sunday’s episode of the Channel 4 show Scared Of The Dark, comedian Chris McCausland asks Chris, 56, if he had lost his son recently.
The boxer replies: ‘It’s always going to be recent.’
Speaking about his son, Chris gets emotional as he admits: ‘He was everything. He was me. Poet, philosopher, lover, protector, a man of love. He was me.
Devastating: Chris Eubank breaks down in tears over the death of his son Sebastian in an emotional moment on the next episode of his new reality show Scared Of The Dark
Heartbreaking: Sebastian, (left) the third-oldest of Chris’ five children, tragically died form an undiagnosed heart condition just a week short of his 30th birthday in 2021
‘Things he did, he was magnificent. My son was, is, an inspiration and will always be an inspiration.’
Speaking to camera, Chris later adds: ‘Your son…. they never leave you, ever. They are always with you. Always.
‘My son Sebastian is much more than I could ever explain to you.
‘The tragedy of losing a son who’s 29, imagine crying that hard, and then months later being grateful that you cried that hard for your son. It wasn’t one tear, it was an ocean.’
At the time of Sebastian’s death in 2021, Chris penned a heartfelt tribute on social media, telling his fans: ‘Never did I ever on son imagine I would write these words or experience the feeling I now have at the loss of my son.
‘My family and I are devastated to hear of the death of Sebastian just days before his 30th birthday.
‘Sebastian grew up in Hove in England but in the last few years made his life in Dubai where he had a wide circle of friends and was a leader in the adoption of a healthy lifestyle and of alternative therapies.
‘As well as being a personal trainer and boxer, Sebastian was also a deep thinker who liked to challenge accepted wisdom.
‘He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be forever in the thoughts of friends and family.’
Sebastian was also a boxer and lived with his wife Salma Abdelati, 42, and son Raheem, who was born 32 days before his father’s death, in the United Arab Emirates.
Salma said she hoped their child Raheem, now two, becomes a heart surgeon in memory of his father who went by the name of the Alka Lion and fought in two professional fights, winning both.
Father Chris told Good Morning Britain following the tragedy : ‘I can’t tell you how proud I am of this man. He was my son and I loved him.
‘Every moment we spent together was my favourite but there were so, so many moments I missed when we weren’t together.’
Tears: During Monday’s episode of Scared Of The Dark, comedian Chris McCausland asks Chris if he had lost his son recently. The boxer replies: ‘It’s always going to be recent.’
Emotional: ‘The tragedy of losing a son who’s 29, imagine crying that hard, and then months later being grateful that you cried that hard for your son’ Chris tells the show
Champion: The father-of-one, who moved to Dubai where he lived with wife Salma and son Raheem, went by the name of the Alka Lion and fought in two professional fights, winning both
Heartbreak: Sebastian left behind his wife Salma (pictured together) and young son Raheem
Close: Chris said of his late son: ‘Things he did, he was magnificent. My son was, is, an inspiration and will always be an inspiration’ (pictured together in April 2015)
Salma wants her son to become a surgeon, saying: ‘If he picks up athletics as a side gig I wouldn’t mind. For me, he’s got to have a profession that helps people.’
The 41-year-old who lost her father shortly after her husband added: ‘Seb was so proud of his dad and felt very close to him. It was a deep and spiritual relationship. I see many similarities between them.’
The Sudanese native who grew up in Britain said hears the boxing legend telling her son ‘You are amazing’ and ‘It’s really, really nice’ which has been comforting.
She thinks ‘pure’ Sebastian ‘would want me to be happy and move on’.
Chris made an impact during the first episode of Scared Of The Dark on Sunday night, launching a furious rant at Paul Gascoigne after the ex footballer told a crude story.
The former footballer, 55, had recounted an X-rated tale about ‘relieving’ himself in the toilet after meeting the late Margaret Thatcher at 10 news/downing-street/index.html” id=”mol-a52d6360-dc6b-11ed-97a8-9d98f89c654e” target=”_self”>Downing Street in 1990.
And while all the other contestants burst into fits of giggles, an enraged Chris berated Paul before going wild in a confessional.
The former Tottenham Hotspur player had teased a ‘sexy story’ before admitting, ‘I may get myself into trouble here but when I went to 10 Downing Street, I put my arm around Maggie Thatcher.
‘Oh, god almighty, I felt myself getting hard and I thought, “Quick, I better just release this.” So I just quickly went to the toilet and just whacked one out.’
Seething: Chris launched a furious rant after Paul Gascoigne told a very crude story during Sunday’s series premiere of Channel 4’s Scared Of The Dark
Risque: The former footballer, 55, had recounted an X-rated tale about ‘relieving’ himself in the toilet after meeting the late Margaret Thatcher at 10 Downing Street in 1990
‘Horny bit just come on out of us and I wasn’t going to walk with a boner on so I just quickly…’
Visibly unimpressed, Chris responded, ‘It’s so unfortunate that it’s probably true. OK, so let’s lift up the the octave or the class. Let’s lift it up.
‘What you’ve done there, Paul, is that’s your pub talk, man. That’s not for here.’
Realising the room had fallen silent, he added, ‘But then maybe I’m killing the party. Yeah, so do what you want. I’m very tired. I need to sleep.’
In a piece-to-camera, Chris later said: ‘I don’t know Gazza. And I don’t want to know Gazza. Because that’s drinking. That’s all that muck.
‘He’s brazen. He’ll drink you underneath the table. He is a legend that is not legendary. What’s legendary is Paul. Paul and what he did.
‘He was a superstar in football. I want to know Paul. He’s a beautiful man.’
Scared of the Dark airs across five nights from Sunday 16 – Thursday 20 April at 9pm on Channel 4.
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