Harry Redknapp, 72, was involved in a deadly crash in 1990 which killed former West Ham player, Brian Tiller, and three Italians.
The I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner was on a minibus with Brian just south of Rome when a car collided with them.
On Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV, Jamie, 45, who would have been 17 at the time, had tears in his eyes as he recalled the terrifying time in their lives.
Struggling to hold back his emotions, he said: ”He was in a coma for a few days.
It was a horrendous tragedy
“I didn’t like seeing him in that situation. It was difficult.”
Jamie’s mum, Sandra Redknapp, revealed: “When Jamie saw him, he passed out.”
The former footballer went on to add: “We were so proud to have him back, but he wasn’t able to manage for a while.
“That was hard for him. It was difficult time all around, which I don’t think a lot of people realised.”
“He didn’t even speak to us about it,” he said. “It was one of his best mates. It was awful.”
Harry told host Piers Morgan about the guilt he feels after the crash claimed the life of his best friend.
Jamie Redknapp spoke out on his dad Harry's injuries (Image: ITV • INSTAGRAM)
Jamie Redknapp was overcome with emotion (Image: ITV)
“We were about to get on the bus and I stopped to start talking to some Irish fans and Brian was saying ‘come on Harry, we’ve got to go’,” he recalled.
“I carried on talking. I often think to myself if I