Season 7, Episode 13
Location: Camden, New Jersey
What’s memorable: Well, the cry. It may be a “funny” meme, but there’s a whole lotta pain and suffering in that cry, and maybe some relief. And the son who declares that he hates his dad, but during the intervention he cries as he reveals how he really feels. It’s very powerful stuff, all of it.
Update: Rocky Lockridge passed away in early February 2019 from complications he suffered after a stroke. Here is the Heavy.com story
Official Synopsis: Rocky Lockridge, once a world champion lightweight boxer, is now a homeless crack addict living on the streets of Camden, New Jersey. He began abusing cocaine whilst the champion, but switched to crack after his boxing career ended. His addiction has alienated him from his twin sons and his brother, and his only support left is from his best friend Joey, an aspiring boxer who provides him with food and money to finance his addiction. When short of cash, Rocky panhandles to finance his $75/day habit. In spite of Rocky’s long-term crack addiction, it’s clear that he still has a heart and a soul and wants to get well and reconnect with his family. Can an intervention save him before he loses his life to this disease?
Original Air Date: April 2010
Oh man…I just watched Leticia’s episode, followed by Rocky’s, and am utterly cried out. My heart wasn’t just touched, it was pummeled by the former champ. So hope and pray he’s doing well today — he looked like a million bucks after just a couple months of treatment! The children in both episodes were such sweet and special souls; may their futures bring much joy and few tears.
How is ‘Rocky’ the champ doing right now?
Any updates on how Rocky is doing now?
It can be hard to get their links to work without getting sent to another video, but here you go! I wish I knew when the video was from.
I am so happy that Rocky is sober and says he’s happy. Watching his follow-up made me a little sad though, because he still looked unhappy throughout the video and has a lot of regret for the time he’s lost with his sons. I hope Rocky can find forgiveness in himself and truly be proud of who he is now, as Ricky, and what he has now accomplished.
Man! The cry heard ’round the world! Seriously though, I don’t cry much watching this show, but this episode had me bawling my eyes out. If this doesn’t touch you then you might not have a soul, lol! I really hope the champ is doing well today and getting to make up for lost time with his sons. This episode definitely shows how powerful addiction is. It really will take everything from you and it doesn’t matter how much you love someone or something. Just heart-wrenching.
Sadly, it seems that Rocky is currently hospitalized and apparently “in bad shape.” Sending prayers…
I never cried so hard watching intervention than when i watched this episode. That primal scream Rocky did was heart wrenching. I hope he is doing well.
This story is not old there is a rocky on every street corner in America
This episode absolutely broke my heart. Those poor children. The pain in their voices. Lamar’s outcry touched me so deep. I just want to grab him up and hug him as tight and for as long as I can. I pray that God takes the pain from those poor children’s heart
Im so very sorry to hear he passed away .
I can’t believe people made memes about him and he is actually dead. Social media and ignorance about addiction os so toxic.
All he wanted to hear was the child that made him a father in the first place; his first born say “I still love you” and made the man who knocked Floyd Mayweather’s Uncle out break down and cry.
Oh I get LIVID seeing those. Same thing with Christine (I think) from the earlier seasons with her meth episodes. People are so cruel.
Where can I watch this episode?
On A&E. I have the app & used my dads cable xfinity login & have access to over 250 Intervention episodes.
Honestly I know we all know the cry. But the speech that led to it is the most intense and emotional speech of all of intervention. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen such a good letter.
I just found this episode, believing that I had seen e v e r y Intervention Episode multiple times. But I hadn’t seen this one and boy, what an episode it was. One of the most emotional interventions ever, his sons words moved me deeply, I was actually hurting inside listening to what they’ve been through. I really hope this family is doing amazing, even though they lost Rocky.
i agree that his son’s letter is one of the best, if not the best, i’ve seen on this show! i don’t think i can ever forget “You had me looking over my shoulder at every black man that walks past me, hoping that it was you!”
I’ve been watching on the A&E app. And I have skipped a few that I knew would be a bit too much (in terms of cutting etc for me to handle). But both sons’ letters had me crying. I haven’t cried yet even though every single one is ofc so sad and touching. This one just got to me. I think a lot of it is because this intervention wouldn’t have happened had someone not told one of his sons the situation Rocky was in. It almost just came together. Wasn’t like people were working on saving him for years. It is more of a found a lost parent situation and then found out how sick he is and it has so many more elements in these letters.
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2za54z link for those of us without cable subscriptions.