Season 7, Episode 9
Location: Willingboro, New Jersey
What’s memorable: The painful love triangle that sent him down such a self-destructive path. The way the music industry, ironically, destroyed what his career could have become.
Official Synopsis: When Robby’s mother discovered his talent for music, she became a classic stage mother and relentlessly pushed him. Robby formed a group which became an instant success, even earning a Grammy nomination. But Robby indulged in the excesses of fame and fortune, and became an alcoholic. The group fell apart, and Robby became deeply depressed. His family and friends fear that he is intentionally drinking himself to death and believe that an intervention is their last hope.
Original Air Date: January 2010
I’m reaching out to anyone who would have an update on Episode 110–Robby. I was reading through all the post-episodes of Intervention and didn’t see any on him. I watched many episodes and each one had me in tears and in hopes of a positive outcome for all of the people suffering through their addictions. Robby’s story touched my core and I prayed for him and his family that he would make it through his horrific journey on top and start to rebuild his life one day at a time. To Robby–its ok to stumble, it’s ok to fall, you’re not alone, we’re all human and it’s ok not to be sooo hard on yourself. Feel free to love yourself first and everything else will fall into place.
I found this. It’s from 2013, and I’m not sure where they got the info from, but it’s something!
he has a gofundme, trying to raise money for studio equipment:
I *loved* the scene with Robby and his brother at the intervention!! That made me tear up. Matter of fact I really liked the brother. I wish all the best to Robby too and i hope he continues to do well!
His brother bas been very successful recently– won the Pulitzer Price for Poetry in 2015!
Very interesting to read that his brother was an alcoholic as well, and that it runs in the family. I wish they would’ve touched on that in his intervention. Both Pardlo brothers are very talented, each in their own way. I hope they’re both doing well and happy!
OMG yes. I thought this particular intervention was beautiful. He looked them all in the eye and truly absorbed what they were saying, and took it like a man. The moment between him and his brother was so touching.
I was gonna say the same thing! Usually the addict looks down doesn’t even look them in the eyes and sometimes it looks like they’re not even listening. But he really wanted to see their faces and absorb everything they were saying. He had tears coming down his face. I cried through the entire intervention, but I extremely cried when his brother Gregory was reading his letter and then they hugged after Robby said yes he would go… I had tears streaming down my face! I really like Robby, his brother, and the entire family! I hope they’re all doing well! He now has two kids I hope they give him all the love he deserves! God bless them! 🙏🏼❤️
His brother Greg wrote a memoir and is currently on NPR. I most certainly am interested to read more about his family and his experiences. I pray Robbie has bounced back from the strongholds of addiction.
Can we get an update? I wish there were more episodes with people of color. This was important representation. I hope he does well.
I actually found him on IG recently. He seems to be doing well…living in the Philly area.
The girlfriend from his bands response to the episode
Thank you for sharing this. What Would You Do was my jam going from junior high to high school.
I was an exotic dancer in San Francisco when that song came out. Ha ha! But I didn’t have kids yet when I had kids I quit that job! But I knew a lot of girls there that had kids, and that was their way of supporting them… And there were a lot of girls that were going to college and that was their way to pay for college.