Tyler Rich is opening up about the horrific experience of coming across a dead man's body while out on a run in a wooded area.
On Friday Tyler took to twitter to share the shocking story. Rich said he was 2.5 miles into his run at Chicopee State Park in Massachusetts when he "ran across a dam" and was "looking for a way to cut up the hill back to the path."
"I then saw what I thought was a young homeless man sleeping. He was on his stomach and had a bag tied around his foot and was faced down. ... After running around him, I felt bad for him, he was sleeping facedown and just looked like he was in a bad place," Rich wrote.
He then realized the man wasn't breathing. Tyler says cops came and they found a gun in the guy's hand, under his body, concluding "it potentially could have been a suicide."
Tyler went on to call the next 24 hours afterward "rough."
"Not the way I planned on closing out 2020. This will be an image & moment I’ll never forget. I need to shoutout first responders & our military that look death in the eye every day, and are able to continue to live their everyday lives," he tweeted.
The country star went on to reveal that he's since spoken to the mother of the victim and was torn over the similarities he had with him.
"I don't think anyone in the area could have found him that understood him quite like me. II really feel this was meant to be. I wish I got to meet him, have a beer with him, and talk about what was hurting him so much. I'm broken over this and I didn't even know him,"
Rich wrote."Hug your loved ones as tight as you can today."