“People think that because I got released from the hospital and I’m in rehab right now, that I’m OK,” he says in the first clip, which can be viewed above. “I’m not OK, and not only physical. I can’t even start with mentally.”
In the second clip, Marrero visits the Pulse nightclub, where a makeshift shrine to the victims of the attack, which targeted members of the LGBT community, has been erected.
“True Life: We Are Orlando” also marks a brand-new format for the popular franchise, which launched in 1998. Though the TV episode won’t air until Aug. 15, viewers will be able to meet the subjects and follow their stories while the series is still being filmed. MTV will release exclusive videos during the production on social platforms, including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Discover, ahead of the episode’s premiere.
Survivors Patience Carter, Tiara Parker and Joshua McGill will also be profiled in the series.
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