Former Fox News anchor Eric Bolling went public with the autopsy report from his 19-year-old son’s death.
Bolling revealed on Twitter that his son Eric Chase died from accidental overdose, which included opioids.
“Just received some tragic news from Coroner in Colorado. Eric Chase’s passing has been ruled an accidental overdose that included opioids,” he wrote. “Adrienne and I thank you for your continued prayers and support. We must fight against this national epidemic, too many innocent victims.”
Bollling’s announcement came the same day President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national health emergency.
"This epidemic is a national health emergency," Trump said during an address at the White House. "Nobody has seen anything like what is going on now. As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction."
The president said opioid addiction affects all demographics and that “no part of our society” has been spared.
Trump also spoke about his older brother Fred, who died of alcoholism.
"He'd tell me don't drink," he said, going off script. "He was a strong guy but it was a tough, tough thing that he was going through. But I learned because of Fred."
The president said the opioid epidemic "will get worse before it gets better. But get better it will...It will be defeated."