Comedian D.L. Hughley was recently moved to tears when talking about the pride he feels for his son Kyle who has Asperger’s, a developmental disorder that hinders the ability to effectively socialize and communicate.
While appearing on an episode of OWN’s ‘Oprah: Where Are They Now?,’ the 52-year-old admitted that he worries about the 26-year-old on a daily basis.
“I think sometimes I don’t know for sure, but he’s gonna be fine,” D.L. shared. The actor explained that his son must stick to a strict schedule — “he goes to work at the same time. He eats the same thing.” — but recounted a recent incident in which he surprisingly deviated from his routine.
When Kyle offered to run to the gas station for his father, D.L. confessed he was “a nervous wreck.”
D.L. with Kyle in 2002.
“So he comes back in and he gives me the receipt and the keys. And I could not stop crying, because he did something he was afraid to do,” the star said through tears.
The father-of-three — he also has two daughters with wife of nearly 30 years, LaDonna — shared that it’s incidences like those that give him hope.
“I just didn’t believe he could do it,” the comedian said. “And I held him and I said, ‘You’re gonna be all right.'”
Watch part of the emotional interview below: