‘Below Deck’: Captain Lee’s Thanksgiving Message to Carl Radke From ‘Summer House’ – ‘Stay Strong’

Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck shared a sweet message to Carl Radke from Summer House on what will likely be a painful Thanksgiving for both men.

Rosbach blogged, “And to my friend Carl, stay strong, very proud of you” as part of his weekly roundup that included a Thanksgiving message to fans. Radke’s brother Curtis died from an accidental drug overdose during the summer of 2020. Rosbach’s son Joshua also died from an accidental overdose. Rosbach found his son dead in his apartment in July 2019.

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Rosbach’s weekly blog ended with a message about the hardships some families face during the holidays. “To all the Below Deck family,” he wrote. “Have the best Thanksgiving ever. Remember the empty seats at the table, but be very thankful for what you still have, and we all have so much, if we take the time to slow down a bit and just look around and see that we are blessed with so much and learn to appreciate what we do have, not always what we don’t.”

Carl Radke from Summer House at an event and Captain Lee Rosbach's Below Deck cast photo
Carl Radke from Summer House at an event and Captain Lee Rosbach’s Below Deck cast photo |Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/Laurent Basset/Bravo

He concluded his blog with a message to Radke. “And to my friend Carl, stay strong, very proud of you. All the best peeps, Fair winds and following seas.” 

Carl Radke said Captain Lee reached out to him after his brother had died

This isn’t the first time Rosbach has shown his support for Radke. Summer House cast member and Radke’s close friend Lindsay Hubbard shared during the Summer House reunion that Rosbach reached out to Radke after his brother died. At the time, Radke was newly sober and struggling.

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Radke later shared what Rosbach told him in support of his sobriety. “I’ll never forget you telling me, ‘You can’t go wrong doing the right thing, it may not be comfortable or easy, but it’s still the right thing to do, and doing the right thing is what will make you the most comfortable with the man in the mirror.’ You’re the best Captain Lee,” Radke tweeted.

Carl Radke is working on his sobriety

Radke opted out of being on the spinoff series Winter House because he wanted to focus on his sobriety. Radke recently gave fans an update on how he was doing in November.

“A month ago I took a solo trip to Tulum and spent a couple days focusing on myself and recharging,” he shared on Instagram. “Its been a very emotional, challenging, yet pivotal year and a half. With everything that has been going on I haven’t had to chance to take a trip or really getaway and take time to do some things I truly enjoy. A couple years ago my trip priorities would have been very very different.”

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“This time was all about meditation, yoga, sleep, healthy eating, working out, reading, listening to music,” he added. “Doing things for me. My top priority in 2021 is sobriety and stop worrying about what others are doing or chasing hallow moments. I feel very lucky to be able to take a trip like this but I got here by doing work each day and implementing a lot of gratitude in my life. This experience allowed me come back re-energized, centered and focused, which in a beautiful way allows me be there for my family and friends. I wanted to share cause Mexico has some incredible landscape, cuisine and even kinder people.”