June 29, 2011 11:00 AM by Halle Fontana
Gene Simmons the flamboyant and extravagant front man of the rock band ‘Kiss’ shows another side when he weeps at the grave side of his estranged father in the June 28th Episode of A&E’s Reality Series ‘Genes Family Jewels‘. The usually stoic Gene visits the grave with his family in his birth country of Israel to take care of ‘Unfinished business’, his first visit in over a decade. Some surprises where in store for the front man including a family reunion with his Sister, Brother and lots of cousins.
In the show, the family including long term love Shannon Tweed who is back in the house after last weeks emotional departure gather around his fathers graveside and an emotional letter is read. After which he is left along to weep and pay his respects “I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry, I’m so f*cking stupid. I’m so stupid. I didn’t run away from my kids, I didn’t run away from the kids, I’m a good father”
Genes father died in 2002 but it is obvious that Gene struggles to make peace with his passing. “I’ve been arrogant about a lot of things, especially my father”. “I wanted to prove to myself and to everyone else and to my father that I didn’t need him. So once I proved it and became successful, I wanted to stand stubbornly on my pride… Unfortunately I never saw my father again until I stood over his grave and that was not easy”
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