Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, is speaking out about his experience with an intervention for his substance abuse.
During an interview with “CBS This Morning,” scheduled to air Monday, Hunter Biden recalled the moment his father ran after him while he tried to leave the intervention.
“I tried to get into — I tried to go to my car, and my girls literally blocked the door to my car. Said, ‘Dad, Dad, please. You can’t. No, no,’” Hunter Biden said.
He explained his father “grabbed me in a hug. He grabbed me, gave a bear hug, and he said — and just cried and said, ‘I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do. Please.'”
CBS’s Anthony Mason asked Hunter Biden what he thought when he heard that from his father.
“I thought, ‘I need to figure out a way to tell him that I’m going to do something so that I can go take another hit,'” Hunter Biden said.
Watch part of the interview below:
Hunter Biden tells @CBSThisMorning’s @AnthonyMasonCBS about the emotional experience of his family staging an intervention for his substance abuse: “I don’t know of a force more powerful than my family’s love — except addiction.” https://t.co/Iz24QzKDii pic.twitter.com/i0OX6E4bF6— CBS News (@CBSNews) April 2, 2021
He added, “It’s the only thing I could think. Literally. That’s how powerful. I don’t know of a force more powerful than my family’s love. Except addiction.”
Hunter Biden’s memoir, “Beautiful Things,” details his experience with his drug addiction and is set to be released on April 6.
The president’s son previously received criticism for his work for a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma.
Touching on it in is memoir, Hunter Biden wrote, “Knowing all of that now: No, I would not do it again.”
He explained, “I wouldn’t take the seat on Burisma’s board. Trump would have to look elsewhere to find a suitable distraction for his impeachable behavior.”
Hunter Biden claimed he “did nothing unethical, and have never been charged with wrongdoing. In our current political environment, I don’t believe it would make any difference if I took that seat or not. I’d be attacked anyway.”