Frans Bauer in tears during TV broadcast: “I don’t know if I will ever process my father’s resuscitation” | showbiz

Frans Bauer’s father passed away in 2015. Although he had been ill for some time, the death was still unexpected. Chris Bauer, who was also Frans’ driver for many years, suffered from lung cancer. “Then you would think that he would die from that, but my father eventually died of cardiac arrest,” says Frans tonight in the hairdresser’s chair at Özcan Akyol.

In early 2015, Chris Bauer, who himself became nationally known for his participation in the real-life soap ‘De Bauers’, was hospitalized with pneumonia. Despite his poor medical condition, the cardiac arrest came unexpectedly. “When I came in during visiting hours, I came to a resuscitation”, says Frans. Almost seven years later, just the thought of it brings him right back to that moment. “I see myself coming out of that elevator again, I see myself coming out of the hallway and I see them busy behind a canvas and eventually it turns out to be your father.”

French breaks. He stammers. “It’s something really crazy, terrifying even when I think about it. Such resuscitation.” Then with a broken voice. “I don’t know if I’ll ever process that.” The tears appear in the eyes of the 47-year-old from Brabant.

After catching his breath, Frans shows the ring with his father’s fingerprint. “This is the most emotional gift ever in my entire life. I got that ring from my sons on Father’s Day. The first Father’s Day without my father. That was an emotional thing. I will never forget it that morning.”

Frans was surprised in bed by his children. “The youngest told a verse and then I got this ring. Then I was alone for two hours. I had to give it a place. I am so terribly proud of it. I put it on that day and never took it off.”