Was it true that Gary Dell Abate’s kid was in rehab? In addition, his sibling died of AIDS.
‘Baba Booey,’ Howard Stern’s alter ego, appears to have dealt with a slew of family issues over the years.
Gary Dell Abate’s life has been full of catastrophes, whether it was his son’s rehab situation or a personal loss that led him to get more involved in AIDS awareness and educational initiatives.
The Rehab Situation of His Younger Son
Gary’s younger son Lucas, according to a Reddit thread, was in rehab. This debate began after a user inquired as to why Lucas was still in his sophomore year of high school at the age of 22. While some users speculated that he was simply taking a break from school, others speculated that he was in treatment for a drug problem.
Despite this, no one from the family has formally addressed the rumor’s reality.
He also has a second son.
Gary has two other members in his family other than Lucas. Since 1992, the radio producer has been married to Mary Caracciolo, now Mary Dell Abate. She gives a lot of her time to many organizations and schools as a volunteer. She is also a graphic artist who offers painting workshops to Greenwich elementary school students.
The couple has two children together. Lucas works as a DJ, and Jackson, the older son, works at Netflix.
His Involvement In AIDS Awareness Campaigns: The Backstory
Aside from the rehab reports, another tragedy in ‘Baba Booey’s personal life is the death of a family member.
Steven, Gary’s brother, was diagnosed with HIV-AIDS in 1990. He stated that he didn’t know much about AIDS when he initially learned about his brother’s illness. He used to believe that the disease could be passed by shaking hands with an infected individual, but following the diagnosis, he discovered that this was not the case.
When his brother was diagnosed, he made it his mission to save him in whatever way he could. To that end, he contacted everyone he knew in an attempt to find a method to assist his brother, all the while hoping that one of them could tell him anything he didn’t already know.
He soon discovered, however, that this was not the case.
He also admitted that there was nothing anyone could do at the moment, which the family had to accept.
Steven was eventually taken to a hospital for better care when he became too unwell. They were also confronted with another issue that made it more difficult to bear: prejudice against AIDS.
Because of his prejudice, he decided to join an AIDS awareness group.
The nurses were so prejudiced against Steven that they refused to care for him and were upset that he had been there in the first place.
As a result, they had to transfer him to a floor dedicated solely to AIDS patients. However, that proved to be difficult as well, since it quickly began to affect the entire family.
Steven died in January 1991 as a result of the incurable nature of AIDS and the other complications that come with it.
By that time, the family had learned how uncaring and intolerant the rest of the world was when it came to the disease.
To alter this, Gary chose to team up with LIFEbeat – The Music Industry Fights AIDS in an effort to raise awareness about the disease and has been a part of it ever since.
LIFEbeat is an AIDS awareness group that performs at concerts and sponsors MTV public service commercials to educate the next generation about AIDS and dispel long-held beliefs about the disease.