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Apr 3, 2013

Andrea Bocelli to Appear on Dr. Phil 4/4

By Ben York
Posted: April 3, 2013

It may seem like an unlikely pairing, but after reading the description of the upcoming Dr. Phil Show that features J.R. Martinez and Andrea Bocelli, things start to make more sense. 

War hero-turned-actor J. R. Martinez is known for his role on All My Children and winning the Mirrorball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars, but he says his road to fame wasn’t easy. In his new book, Full of Heart: My Story of Survival, Strength and Spirit, the Iraq war veteran recalls the day that changed his life forever — when his Humvee drove over a roadside bomb, resulting in numerous injuries, including severe burns to his face and over 30 percent of his body — and now, he opens up to Dr. Phil about the near-death accident. After 10 years and achieving fame, what challenges does he say he continues to face? And, what’s standing in the way of him marrying his girlfriend, Diana, the mother of his child? Then, Jasmine, who was shot in the leg in the 2012 Aurora, Colorado movie theater tragedy, talks to Dr. Phil exclusively. She shares what happened that day, and why she feels like a shell of her former self. Jasmine’s fiancé, Austin, who proposed two weeks after the shooting, says he thinks it’s time she move on — does he grasp the severity of what happened to her? Hear J.R.’s important message for the couple. Plus, don’t miss a special performance by international superstar Andrea Bocelli and 16-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster! 

Both Martinez and Bocelli have inspired countless numbers of individuals all over the world. It's fitting, then, that they would appear on the same show. Martinez embodies resilience, optimism and strength while Andrea Bocelli is an inspiration to anyone who thinks that being visually challenged is an excuse for not being able to lead an exceptional life. 

Click here to see television listings of what time on Thursday, April 4 that Dr. Phil's show with Andrea Bocelli will air in your neck of the woods.