'He's Such A Trooper': Jimmy Rees Opened Up About His Son Mack's Health Scare
Jimmy Rees has described the nightmare he faced after his seven-week-old son Mack's medical emergency.
A spokesperson for Network Ten announced on Monday morning that the Giggle and Hoot star had made the difficult decision to leave Dancing With The Stars ahead of his Week 8 performance tonight.
"His seven-week-old son, Mack, recently suffered complications during a routine procedure and is in hospital in a stable condition," the statement added.
Rees spoke about the harrowing experience on a video sent to Dancing With The Stars for tonight's episode.
"My son Mack was in for a routine procedure and it didn’t go well," he said in the emotional clip. "It led to blood loss ...He was rushed to hospital, he was critical," Rees said.
The TV host explained that Mack was in resuscitation "for a bit" and was flown to the ICU at a children's hospital.
"For a minute there, Tori and I thought he might not have made it," he said tearfully.
Thankfully, the seven-week-old bub is on his way to recovering.
"He’s doing really well, he’s a little trooper," said Rees. "We’ve been by his side giving him all the support all he needs. All credit to the doctors, they saved his life," he added.
Jimmy's wife Tori Rees gave birth to twin boys, Mack and Vinny in February. The couple also has a 3-year-old son, Lenny.
Tori asked her Instagram followers to send her "beautiful Mack loads of strength and love" after a routine procedure to "get a simple tongue tie fixed".
Jimmy wrote on Facebook today that Mack was "doing well".
"We are cuddling him tight as he recovers from a very intense, emotional and tough few days. Thanks to all the cast, crew and to the producers of DWTS, I have had an absolute blast, a truly unique experience that I will never forget.
Dancing With The Stars Airs Monday, February 18 at 7:30, only on 10 and WIN Network.
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