Danielle Bregoli, also known as Bhad Bhabie, has entered a “some personal issues” treatment facility, she revealed on June 3 in a note on her official Instagram page. On the same day, TMZ reported that the 17-year-old “I Got It” rapper is undergoing treatment in the form of prescription pills for a number of issues including childhood trauma and suspected drug abuse. Now, father Ira Peskowitz of Danielle wants to give a message of love and support to his daughter, with whom he says he hasn’t spoken since 2016.
“When I read the news that my daughter entered a rehabilitation program for substance abuse and childhood trauma, I knew I had to speak up, but this is not about me,” Peskowitz said, reports Hollywood Life. “Much has been said about me, but little of it by me. I think of Danielle all of the time. I was in her life for years, until I was driven from it. More than anything, I want to assure her that I am now doing everything that I can to support her in this current situation.”
Peskowitz had been involved with Danielle ‘s mother, Barbara Bregoli, for her daughter in legal disputes for years. Eventually, after being blocked from seeing her, he had his name removed from Danielle ‘s legal birth certificate which meant giving up his rights as her father.
It wasn’t an easy decision but he felt he had to protect his family. Peskowitz ‘s wife Stephanie is married and they share two sons together.
“The world may see a young woman who seems tough on the outside, but her father sees a frightened child inside who entered a world without the tools she needed and faced challenges she was unprepared to confront,” he continued. “She recently spoke of her hardships during one of her Instagram Lives, and I was deeply hurt by her desperate need for a dad.”
He concluded conveying a heartfelt message to his daughter, “Danielle, I want to help you in whatever way you need me as your father. I know that you have a long and full life ahead of you, and you can be anything that you want to be. When you are ready to speak with your father, I am willing and able to be there for you,” he said. “I hope you will let me be a part of regaining your life, and being your dad again. I am here for you now and forever.”