Romeo Beckham suffering from epilepsy

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Celeb Kids, Celeb Parents

I'm not a huge fan of former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (I'm still waiting for my refund for seeing "Spice World") but after reading about her attempts at shielding her son from the paparazzi, I really feel for her.

Doctors have recently diagnosed Romeo, the 4-year-old son of "Posh" and David Beckham, with epilepsy, a seizure disorder. While a diagnosis of epilepsy is terrible on its own, add in the problems caused by photographers constantly flashing cameras in his family's face.

Flashing lights, such as those from cameras, can trigger an epileptic seizure.

Just recently, the family was out when the photographers started snapping photos. Poor Romeo tried to cover his face and, at one point, began kicking at the photographers in order to try to get them to stop. Once they surrounded the car and kept snapping the camera, that is when Victoria started yelling.

"Leave him alone. He's got epilepsy. All that flashing will start an epileptic fit. You can't do that!"

The owner of Splash News, the agency that took said photos, said he will not be authorizing photographers to take any more pictures of the middle Beckham child.

As a Mom, I wish Victoria luck in shielding her son from the photographers as well as luck in getting the epilepsy under control.

Thanks to the Celebrity Baby Blog for the link!


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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.