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MTV Looks at Singer Mario’s Family Secret

Oct 17, 2007  •  Post A Comment

MTV’s sensitive side is showing in a new documentary about heroin addiction with a twist: The addict is the mother of a music industry star.
“I Won’t Love You to Death: The Story of Mario and His Mom” is set to air Oct. 21 on MTV.
Mario is a Grammy-nominated R&B singer who has appeared in films including “Step Up” and “Freedom Writers.” He has a new album coming out Nov. 27.
Mario also had a dark family secret: His mother, Shawn, used heroin and nearly died several times from overdoses.
“Growing up, Mario has struggled with trying to find a way to cope with and change his mother’s troubled life,” MTV said in a statement. “At the age of 20, Mario found himself acting as a parent to his own mother by providing a home for her and paying her expenses. Constantly questioning where the money is going, Mario is at a crossroads to determine whether he’s really doing the best thing for her. With the help of an interventionist, Shawn’s boyfriend and a close family friend, Mario prepares for one of the toughest days of his life as he finally confronts his mom on camera and offers her the gift of rehab.”
At the end of the one-hour show, the story moves online, where think.mtv.com will offer an exclusive discussion with Mario.
The site also will offer viewers information about and resources to combat substance abuse.

60 Comments

  1. Mario? Who the hell is that? Hey Mario,throw in a chapter about Moms suicide attempts you stopped 312 times. That will sell your CD s. Moron.

  2. Your compassion is awesome, Don. Way to be an insensitive idiot.

  3. DON THAT WAS RUDE HE IS NOT TRYING TO SALE A DAM THANG HE IS TRYING TO KEEP HIS MOTHER ALIVE HE LOVES HER HELL I LOVE HER AND I WANT HER TO GET HERSELF HEALTHY. YOU SHOULD THANK GOD YOUR STILL HERE BECAUSE YOU CAN BE GONE TOMORROW SO SHUT UP

  4. mario you are the best son a mother could ask for. By you being there for your mother the way you are is awesome. It’s a good thing you did’nt give up on you her, and what ever you do dont. Good luck to you and your mother. Wish the two of you the best.

  5. mario you are the best son a mother could ask for. By you being there for your mother the way you are is awesome. It’s a good thing you did’nt give up on you her, and what ever you do dont. Good luck to you and your mother. Wish the two of you the best.

  6. Mario as a son your great, and despite the people that are ignorant and don’t understand what it takes for you to come on national television and reveal your family situation to the world, your the best son. Good luck in the future.

  7. Mario as a son your great, and despite the people that are ignorant and don’t understand what it takes for you to come on national television and reveal your family situation to the world, your the best son. Good luck in the future.

  8. Mario I would have did the same thing for someone in my family because I know how that is because I have ucles that are addicted to crack and cousins to they have in prison for it. And they haven’t stop yet.And I had a ucle who have died from smoking crack just. frew months ago.If could have helped him he be hear today. So you keep helping your mom bcause that’s all you have this dayand time

  9. Dear, mario I feel for you and I hope you get everthing taking care of as a young man suppose to my feelings goes out to you take care let me know if you need someone to talk to love ya your fan!

  10. Dear, mario I feel for you and I hope you get everthing taking care of as a young man suppose to my feelings goes out to you take care let me know if you need someone to talk to love ya your fan!

  11. mario , your a very strong brother. a lot of young people in your success , sometimes dont relize that family is more worthy than fame . Love your mother dearly help her out all you can and mario if things fail dont stop try again and most of all pray about it, cause theirs nothing like a mothers love wether her sitituation good or bad. All sincerly i will pray for you and your mom.Keep making those good songs and stay strong.
    TONYA WILLIAMS

  12. Mario!!!! You r the sweetest son a mother can asl for if my brther was that sweet we wouldn’t be where we are now but may god bless u and alway remember u are love!!!!!!!! God loves you!!!!!

  13. Mario
    You are a wonderful, compassionate person as well as son. Yet it is not a childs responsibilty to raise their parents. Your mother is selfish; she is choosing to be addicted. She is using selectively as she says there is no such thing. Addiction is addiction. If she does not care enough about herself then Mario you must leave her. I am sorry to say this but she will suck you dry. Time and time again on the show she stated that you would be nothing without her or you are what you are because of her. That’s a lie. You are what you are because of you. You are the one with the gifts and talents. Leave her and live.

  14. don you need to shut up because you don’t know what mario beening going through in his life so you need to shut and be quiet baecause i give himm alot love for wanting to keep his mother alive so keep it up mario do what’s best for your mother and i’m fighting and praying for your mother to get better love your biggest fan shareka gadlen.

  15. i ove that sing love me love you

  16. i love you so much because you are sexy to me thoo u dig

  17. Mario,I’m a big fan of yours and I think you are very strong for what you are doing.It takes of character to not leave someone who is down like your mom is and I respect you for that.Keep doing what you’re doing bro and God will direct you and your mom to what he thinks is best for you both.I will continue to pray for you both and KEEP YOUR HEAD UP!!!There’s always going to be obstacles you’ll have to overcome,just don’t give up!

  18. don i should hurt you dont you ever disrespect my man again calling him a moron dont get mad cuz he famous and you aint doing nothing wit ur life and the cosighner shut ur ass up to

  19. Mario I think it’s wonderful what you are doing for you mom. Although I know it’s hard what ever you do pray for her with out ceasing. Ask the Lord to give you and her the strenth that she will overcome this. I will pray for you too. Mario I just want you to know to keep your head up and never give up on what you beleive in. Remeber when you pray for her pray for yourself as well. Be specific in yours prayers and they shall be answered. Your fan M. Simmons P.S. Much love for you always.

  20. mario man all i can do baby you will make it through baby just keep doing what you are doing i know that hurt man just put it in gods hands

  21. umm excuse me don i may not know u. but u dont cum on my man blog and talk shit cus yo lame ass aint even worth him fighting ova. and hell yes ima fight for my mann cuz i love him and i always will and i will never stop.i mean damn if u aint got nunthing nice to say then keep them words in ya mouth. c u,you the the definition a hater and i dont like you. so if u got sumthing to say about mario or what i just wrote then call me 5197365. and to u mario i just wanna say i love you and i am one of your biggest fans and that i wish u and your mom the best of luck.and that i will bow my head in prayers and pray for your mom and pray that your life is back on track

  22. Mario, I think that you are a good man and a great singer. Don’t worry about what anybody has to say about you cause they ain’t nothing but a bunch of hater’s. You keep doing your thing and providing for your family and doing the damn thang. Everybody that’s hating on you ain’t doing nothing but making you work harder and comming out with more great new hit’s. I love you, you are my favorite singer and I will always support you to the fullest.
    …::WIFEY::…

  23. mario I am also a big fan of yours ı appreciate your care about your mother. ın my life my mothers place is sacred Even if ı live far away from America ıt means you are known in all parts of world ı am fond of you Go on lıke thıs……..

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