MTV’s ‘True Life’ to Focus on Orlando Shooting Survivors’ Painful Struggles and Recovery

True Life: We Are Orlando
True Life: We Are Orlando 

Slowly healing. An upcoming episode of MTV's documentary series True Life will focus on survivors of June's Orlando nightclub tragedy, the network announced on Monday, July 25.

True Life: We Are Orlando, which airs on August 15, centers on four people who were injured when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at popular gay nightclub Pulse on June 12, leaving 49 people dead and dozens of others wounded. The episode, which will be accompanied by supplementary digital clips leading up to its airing, will also feature interviews with other LGBTQ community members who reside in Orlando.

Two preview clips from the episode center on Tony, who allows MTV's cameras to capture his hospital visit. One harrowing scene shows the gunshot wounds in his back and arm.

"People think that because I got released from the hospital, and I'm in rehab right now, that I'm OK," he tells the camera. "I'm not OK. I'm still connected to a machine because of my back. I have a hole in my back. My arm is still shattered. It's healing, but I don't have movement in my two fingers."

"I'm not OK, and that's only physical," he continues. "I can't even start with mentally. I'm not nearly OK — I got so much stuff going on."

The second clip shows Tony visiting the memorial to remember a loved one who died in the shooting.

"I need to pay my respects for everybody that did not make it, and most importantly, I need to see Louis’ cross," Tony says to the camera. (Louis' relation to Tony is not identified in the clip.)

True Life: We Are Orlando airs on MTV Monday, August 15, at 8 p.m. ET. 

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