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According to local news reports, rapper Flo Rida’s 6-year-old son is in intensive care after falling from a fifth-floor apartment window in New Jersey in March. The Jersey City incident came to light after the child’s mother, Alexis Adams, filed a civil lawsuit against the building’s management and owners.

News12 New Jersey says, according to the lawsuit, the fall left the child, Zohar Dillard, hospitalized with left metatarsal fractures, several pelvis fractures, collapsed lungs, internal bleeding, and a liver laceration. The Daily Mail reported that Dillard has a rare neurological disorder called hydrocephalus, for which he’s previously endured brain surgery.

In the suit, Adams alleges that the windows “posed a hazardous condition” and were installed using “incorrect sized guards,” which led her son to fall to the concrete pavement. She also said that she made numerous requests to the landlord asking to install new window guards but never got a response. In a statement to News12 New Jersey, Adams said, “As a single mom to a special-needs child, this feels like a nightmare. My heart is broken into a million pieces. I am devastated, angry and struggling to come to terms with the fact that my only child has suffered severe injuries due to the willful negligence of our landlord and others involved in failing to take necessary safety measures.”

According to TMZ, Flo Rida, whose legal name is Tramar Lacel Dillard, addressed his son’s fall on social media, saying, “Great day, 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 that this remains a private matter.”

According to NJ.com, Adams seeks “damages, together with interest, attorney’s fees, costs of suit, payment of all medical bills, and any other relief the court deems just.” The lawsuit comes two months after Flo Rida was awarded $82.6 million after battling energy drink company Celsius in court after a South Florida jury found that the makers of Celsius breached a contract with the rapper and singer and tried to hide money from him.

Dealing with a child in the ICU can be stressful, especially when it could’ve been avoided. Hopefully, there will be a resolution in this court case, but most importantly, Zohar will fully recover. Let’s pray that Zohar’s mother will find peace of mind during this process and that he continues to regain his strength in the hospital.

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