Sade is getting extra love from her son Izaak Theo. After six months in the hospital, the 23-year-old happily announced that he would be coming home on September 26. The “Smooth Operator” singer and her son embraced in a cute picture. Izaak came out as transgender in 2016. He has been very active sharing updates during his transition, and wants to help others who might feel alone.
Izaak thanked Sade, 60, on Instagram on September 26 with a sweet tribute. The post featured an adorable picture of them cuddling up in a restaurant together. “It’s been a long hard road but we did it!! We are coming home!!!!” he captioned the post.
He continued, “Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am,” he added. “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.”
Izaak regularly shared updates on social media with his followers regarding his transition. In July, he spoke about the toll transitioning took on him and shared pictures from the hospital. “This process is trying, tiring, painful, emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, uncomfortable (like I can’t sleep like a normal human being rn lol),”Izaak wrote. “I often ask myself “why the f*** 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.”
He continued, “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.”
He concluded the emotional post with a shout-out to those who have been supportive along the way. “Big up to my Mumma, Pappa, family and friends for all the support you give me on the daily, it’ll never be forgotten.”
Izaak publically came out as transgender in 2016. He called it “the best feeling in the world” and said he felt like he could breathe for the first time in his life. “I’m so proud to be trans, I’m so proud of who I am.”
He hopes that by his decision to be public about his transition will help others who might feel alone, and know they are not.