Sammy Hagar Recalls How His Dad Put His Life In Danger For Hagar Family


Former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar celebrated the Father’s Day of his late boxer father Bobby Hagar by sharing an old photo of him on his official Instagram account. Sammy stated that his father died too young but he learned lots of things about being a father from him.

Sammy’s father Bobby Hagar was a bantamweight boxer and always tried to convince his son to pursue a professional boxing career throughout his childhood. Bobby Hagar knocked out his opponents eight times in a row at the beginning of his career. However, Bobby started to see boxing as a great source of money and he only focused on this side of the sport.

Bobby even fought guys who were heavier than him for a hundred dollars to able to support his wife and three kids. This kind of lifestyle led him to be an alcohol addict and ruined every part of his life. His wife left him and he couldn’t fight as well as he did before because of consuming too much alcohol. He was knocked down 20 times in one match by Manuel Ortiz. Hagar’s life which was full of blood and alcohol caused his early death and cost him a lot.

Recently on Instagram, Sammy Hagar paid tribute to his father and celebrated Father’s Day by sharing a photo of him when he was in his 20s. Sammy highlighted that he learned many things from his father such as being strong and persistent. However, his father was the proof of the dangerous sides of alcohol and Hagar decided to live a healthy life and be a loving father who is connected with his children all the time.

Hagar’s post read as follows:

“I look at this badass young man in his 20s in this photo. Fighting to make a living for his family, and maybe make a name for himself in one of the toughest sports ever, boxing. Bobby Hagar would be 100 years old if he were alive today. he died way too young but he taught me a lot. like What not to do.

The meaning of unconditional love, fight being strong, never giving up. I am determined to live a long healthy loving life with my children, grandchildren, and hopefully great-great-grandchildren. Happy Father’s Day.”

You can see the photo below.

Photo Credit: Sammy Hagar – Instagram