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Sade’s transgender son shares emotional message after undergoing reconstruction surgery

2019-09-26

On one of her biggest hits, Sade sings that “love is stronger than pride.”

And her 23-year-old transgender son can attest to that, after publicly praising the legendary singer for her love and support.

Izaak Theo Adu took to social media to share a heartfelt message of thanks to the internationally renowned pop/soul chanteuse as he celebrated his transition from female to male.

Adu reportedly spent the past six months in recovery after undergoing phalloplasty surgery.

On Instagram, he shared an intimate photo of himself hugging Sade, 60, along with a message praising her "unwavering support.”

“It’s been a long hard road but We did it!! We are coming home!!!!,” he wrote.

“Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am.”

It’s been a long hard road but We did it!! We are coming home!!!! Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ?? #mumma #lioness #queen #iloveyou

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“Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ?? #mumma #lioness #queen#iloveyou.”

Adu is Sade’s only child from her former relationship with reggae music producer Bob Morgan.

In 2016, Izaak came out as transgender to coincide with National Coming Out Day.

“I don’t have any regrets about coming out or being trans at all,” he said in a lengthy YouTube video posted in May. “In my head I was always boy. That’s it. I was just like, ‘I’m a boy in a girl’s body. That’s just life. That’s what it is. I’m obviously just a f---ing weirdo. But, turns out I was trans.”

“My mom is literally my rock, she’s my life and she has been nothing but supportive...my family’s been great,” he said during an open Q&A.

“I’m very very lucky I’ve had the support that I’ve had,” he added.

On July 27, Adu shared photos from a hospital bed while in the midst of his gender reassignment surgery and described the process as “painful and emotionally exhausting.”

“This process is trying, tiring, painful, emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, uncomfortable (like I can’t sleep like a normal human being rn lol)," he told his Instagram followers.

“I often ask myself ‘why the f--k do I have to endure this to be who I am’ but at the end of the day this is the path that was laid out for me and I’ll walk it to the end.”

This process is trying, tiring, painful, emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, uncomfortable (like I can’t sleep like a normal human being rn lol) I often ask myself “why the fuck do I have to endure this to be who I am” but at the end of the day this is the path that was laid out for me and I’ll walk it to the end. My dad always says “keep your eyes on the horizon” and that’s what I do, because through all this pain is the comfort that it’s not forever and I have the rest of my life ahead of me and I am so, SO DAMN EXCITED, I just have to remind myself to be patient sometimes as I’m sure we all do. Big up to my Mumma, Pappa, family and friends for all the support you give me on the daily, it’ll never be forgotten ?? ???? #ftm #trans #transgender #transman #tpoc #tmoc #selfmademan #phalloplasty #thisiswhattranslookslike #yaaaaas

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He shared some inspirational words from his father Bob: “My dad always says ‘keep your eyes on the horizon’ and that’s what I do, because through all this pain is the comfort that it’s not forever and I have the rest of my life ahead of me.”

“I am so, SO DAMN EXCITED, I just have to remind myself to be patient sometimes as I’m sure we all do. Big up to my Mumma, Pappa, family and friends for all the support you give me on the daily, it’ll never be forgotten.”