However, nothing could prepare the actress for the shock and grief that came with losing her 19-year-old son last month.
"I thought the worst thing in life was having a sick child," The Bold and the Beautiful star told Larry King Live Monday night. "But, there's really nothing more painful than losing a child."
Tylo recounted how she received the devastating phone call that all parents dread.
"My oldest son Chris called and said 'Mom are you sitting down?'" she said. "And there's this hot rush of blood that envelops your face and your chest and you begin to know that there's something terribly wrong."
Chris continued: "I found Mike in the pool. He's dead."
"If I didn't have my faith I wouldn't be able to handle it," said Tylo, a devout Christian, as she addressed a viewer's concern that she might not return to The Bold and the Beautiful.
"I use my pain to work. I don't think Mike would want me to not be acting."