Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Colin Farrell speaks out about his son...

In an interview earlier this week with Ireland’s Independent , Colin Farrell admitted that his son, four year-old James, was born with a rare form of cerebral palsy called Angelman Syndrome. The actor explained that it is this revelation within his personal life that has dissuaded him from taking just any acting role. Farrell also explained that after his interest and association with The Special Olympics before his son was born has aided him in understanding living with disabilities and the affect they can have on a family. I wish nothing but the best of luck to Colin and his family and find it incredibly brave for a celebrity to be so candid and honest about something so dear to him. It sounds clichĂ©, but I believe that when celebrities bring these personal issues to the forefront it only helps out us regular folks. Awareness in most cases brings a better sense of understanding and in regards to diseases allows us to detect things a bit sooner then we would have.

1 Comment:

Melanie said...

I do think that Colin Farrell coming out about his son is truely amazing. It was brave and a very big step for him to do this.
Thank you Colin for proving again that you are a decent human being. I wish nothing but the best of luck to him and his family!