Lance Armstrong recalls impact of doping scandal on family

Lance Armstrong became visibly emotional for the first time in the interview with Oprah when he talked about the moment he had to tell his 13-years-old son Luke not to defend him at school.

He said: "I told Luke, don't defend me any more. Don't.

Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

"He's been remarkably calm and mature about this. I said if anybody says anything to you, they are going to see this, some kids or something. Do not defend me. Just say 'hey, my dad said he was sorry'. He said okay.

"He just said look, I love you. You are my dad. This won't change that."

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