Even tough guys need a shoulder to lean on every once in a while.
During a promotional interview for his new movie The Expendables 2, action star Sylvester Stallone spoke out about his son Sage’s death. It was the first time that Stallone has made a public appearance since his 36-year-old son was found dead in his Los Angeles home last month.
ABC News' Cecilia Vega asked Stallone how he was doing on “Good Morning America" on Tuesday.
“It's tough. It's very tough … It’s a horrible situation,” he said.
Sitting next to his co-stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren and Jason Statham, Stallone emphasized the importance of friendship when it comes to tough times like this.
Following his son’s death, Stallone cancelled all his promotional appearances up until the “GMA” spot.
After Expendables 2, Stallone is currently slated to appear in four films that will hopefully keep his mind off his real-life pain, including Bullet to the Head and Grudge Match, which has yet to begin filming.
“Time, hopefully, will heal, and you try to get through it, but it's just something. It's a reality of life," Stallone continued. "I think it's important to get back and start reliving your life. Otherwise, you can go into a spiral."
Though Sage’s cause of death is still under investigation, an autopsy was completed in July and it has since been rumored that it was an accident - and possibly an overdose - as no suicide note was found on the scene.
Sage made his acting debut Rocky V, playing side-by-side with his dad as Rocky’s son Rocky Balboa Jr.
Expendables 2 promises to own the box office with its predecessor earning nearly $300 million in ticket sales. The sequel takes the original badass cast and adds to it even more big man names like Chuck Norris and Bruce Willis, who was uncredited in the first.
The high-testosterone sequel opens in theaters on August 17.