‘I was fearing death’: Bubba Watson share mental health struggles with wife Elin
Bubba Watson’s first son was born five months premature.
Bubba Watson was unable to sleep for two weeks after losing his newborn son in April 2017.
Now, the American golfer is sharing his experiences since he lost his first son in a tragic premature birth at only two months old.
Bubba Watson shared his experiences to help others that have lost a child.
He spoke with TODAY while on his annual visit to a children’s hospital.
Bubba Watson’s first son, Tanner, is pictured with his mother in a photo from 2014
The ‘I’ll do a shot even though I have a hangover’ golfer recently lost his first born son
How Bubba Watson is coping with the aftermath of his son’s birth
And he spoke to TODAY to share the details about how he’s coping with the aftermath of his first son’s birth and the struggle of having to share his story with his friends and family.
‘You hear a lot of really bad stories about everything — pregnancy, birth, miscarriage, abortion, miscarriage, miscarriage, miscarriage, miscarriage, and then you hear the stories of the babies that die at six weeks, or at 18 weeks,’ said Bubba.
‘But when a baby is born prematurely, people just kind of keep their mouths shut if they’re not there and that’s how I feel.’
So what happened to Bubba Watson’s son?
Watson was only 23 weeks pregnant when his son Tanner was born prematurely at the end of April 2017.
The premature delivery caused the golfer to experience one of the most heart-wrenching moments of his life.
And since then, the golfer has been determined to share his story of loss to help other parents of premature babies.
‘I know my story isn’t going to be pretty by any measure, but I know that no parent should ever have to go through what I had to go through and I wish there were a way to make this go away. It’s my goal to make this go away. The only way I can do that is to allow people to know and to be able to relate to me. So I’m hoping