Flo Rida's six-year-old son critically injured after falling from five-storey apartment
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Flo Rida’s six-year-old son has been critically injured after he fell from a five-storey apartment.
The 43-year-old rapper’s child, Zohar Dillard, fell onto the hard concrete floor leaving him with fractures in his pelvis and left foot, a lacerated liver, collapsed lungs and internal bleeding.
His mum, Alexis Adams, filed a lawsuit after the accident took place earlier this month on 4 March.
In the suit filed against the landlord, Adams claims the building’s windows ‘posed a hazardous condition’, allowing her son to fall from the apartment building’s window.
“As a single mom to a special-needs child, this feels like a nightmare. My heart is broken into a million pieces,” Adams said in a statement given to News12 New Jersey.
“I am devastated, angry and struggling to come to terms with the fact that my only child has suffered severe injuries due to willful negligence of our landlord and others involved in failing to take necessary safety measures."
The little boy has hydrocephalus, a neurological condition which causes an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within cavities in the brain.
Adams said she discovered she was having a high-risk pregnancy with Zohar when the doctors noticed during a sonogram appointment he had water on the brain which led to the hydrocephalus diagnosis.
She had a difficult birthing experience and admitted she didn’t think her son would survive.
She said: “I didn't think that my baby was going to make it. I tried not to get an attachment.
“When he first came out, he didn't cry so we were all nervous. I was losing so much blood and they took him away from me.
“I remember a lot of doctors, lights, alarms going off. My aunts and mom were staring at me. They told me later they had never seen so much blood.
“I lost three times the amount of blood [than normal] and suffered from a stressed hip nerve. I had to relearn how to walk. They kept me [in hospital] for eight days.”
Posting on his Instagram Story, Flo Rida said of his son's injuries: "Thank you to everyone who reached out with their concerns and prayers for my son.
"He is getting the best medical care and miraculously survived a tragic fall.
"I ask for your continued prayers as he undergoes rehabilitation but I would appreciate this remain a private matter."
Tyla has reached out to Flo Rida's representatives for further comment.