Sade’s son thanks his mother in open letter after completing transition

Izaak Theo Adu recently completed his six-month recovery period, and celebrated with an Instagram post thanking his mother.

September 27, 2019

Izaak Theo Adu, the 23-year-old son of soul singer Sade, recently completed a six-month recovery period after his transition surgery. On Thursday, Adu shared an open letter to his mother thanking her for supporting him throughout the process. See the post above via PinkNews.


"It’s been a long hard road but We did it," he wrote. "We are coming home!!!! Thank you for staying by my side these past 6 months Mumma. Thank you for fighting with me to complete the man I am. Thank you for your encouragement when things are hard, for the love you give me. The purest heart. I love you so much. Queen of queens ♥️."

Adu previously thanked his family for their support in May: "Being transgender is hard. Every day is a struggle. You are constantly fighting for the world to accept you and sometimes you even fight yourself... I am lucky because I have a family and friends that accept and love me just as I am, who see it isn't about WHAT I look like on the outside like but WHO I am inside."

Sade hasn't released an album since 2010's Soldier Of Love, but frequent collaborator Stuart Matthewman said last year that work has begun on a new album. In 2018 she shared two new songs for film soundtracks: "The Big Unknown" from Widows and "The Flower of the Universe" from A Wrinkle In Time.

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Sade’s son thanks his mother in open letter after completing transition