On this fourth of July, Piers Morgan hosts a special "Pride of America", featuring U.S. athletes who will be representing their country in the upcoming London 2012 Summer Olympics. Morgan sits down with men's gymnastics athlete John Orozco for a candid and revealing interview and talks to the Olympic hopeful about his inspiring journey to the Olympic stage.
During the interview, Orozco talks about what it was like growing up in a tough neighborhood in the Bronx and recalled a particular incident that "spiraled out of control." On a Sunday after attending church Orzoco, then 10 years old, and his three brothers ended up in a situation that "started out as an argument and then it got into a physical altercation. And all of a sudden, I'm not even exaggerating, there were 30 guys, 20 guys that showed up and started attacking all of us," says Orozco. "My brother was attacked pretty badly and he had to spend a few days in the hospital."
The incident taught the young athlete that "that life is unpredictable and you can't let - you can't hold onto that."
"I let it go in the past," says Orozco. "It's not something that I keep with me, because if I did, it would destroy me."
Tune in at 9pm for a "Pride of America" fourth of July special.