In a new interview, Tony Danza opened up about a past, near-fatal skiing accident — and was overcome with emotion when he explained the scary fall happened because he was thinking about his late mother.
“The reason I fell is because I lost my mother. What happened is I lost my mother in June [and] I was thinking it was the first Christmas [without her] and I had her on my mind," the 63-year-old said on the The Dr. Oz Show.
Tony breaking down on 'The Dr. Oz Show.' (Photo Credit: R/R)
During the early 1990s ski trip in Deer Valley, Utah, Tony suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs and broken vertebrae after he fell and hit a tree.
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"I'm so sorry," he told the audience while holding back tears. "I was thinking about her. I fell and hurt myself. And then, I was in intensive care for three weeks.”
Tony shared this photo of his mom in May 2014. (Photo Credit: Twitter)
"Every Christmas you go through this thing where you list the people that aren’t there anymore," the former 'Who's The Boss' star continued during the interview, which airs Wednesday, March 18. "I'm sorry, folks. I didn’t mean for this to... I'm just a bit of a cry baby. I’m sorry about the emotion.”
Last Mother's Day, the father-of-three shared a photo on his Twitter account of him with his mom, Anne Cammisa, with the caption, "Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers all over the world."
Watch Tony's emotional sit-down on 'The Dr. Oz Show' in the clip below.
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