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Victoria Reveals Romeo Has Epilepsy

We had seen the Beckhams make multiple hospital trips but not until now do we know the real reason why. The rumors about Romeo can be put to rest since Victoria supposedly admitted the news in order to keep her son safe from the photographers' flashbulbs. Romeo has epilepsy and it's so serious he's been rushed to the hospital four times in the last three years. He's being treated but even with the drugs, flash photography can still cause a seizure. Victoria admitted to Romeo's condition when the paparazzi started aggressively taking the boy's picture. Here's more:

The frightened youngster reacted violently after being photographed at Heathrow last Saturday as he returned to Britain from Madrid with Posh and brothers Brooklyn, seven, and Cruz, one. Initially he shielded his eyes against the flashes as his mother pushed him through the terminal building in his buggy and out to a waiting car.

He then started screaming in terror and lashing out with his legs as one photographer pressed his camera inside the car and started flashing. Only then did horrified Posh, 32, reveal the truth about brave Romeo's dangerous condition. She pulled her blond-headed son to her, shielded him from the lights and yelled: "Leave him alone. He's got epilepsy. All that flashing will start an epileptic fit. You can't do that!"

Kevin Smith — owner of Splash news, the agency that took the shot —said: "No picture is worth putting a child's life in danger. Now that we know Romeo has epilepsy I will not be authorising any of my photographers to take flash pictures of him. I think this is absolutely the right thing to do and I hope other agencies follow suit."

We like when the agencies realize there is no reason to put these folks in danger - especially the kids. Let's hope other photo agencies leave little Romeo alone also.

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Gorgeous-Goldy Gorgeous-Goldy 10 years
yea....i can understand his suffering...... coz even i'm suffering from epilepsy...
AbbiCadabbi AbbiCadabbi 10 years
Awwwww, poor baby. I'm sorry, but if I were Victoria, SOMEONE would have gotten punched!! It's all about protecting my baby!!
Annie2u59 Annie2u59 10 years
they need to start suing the pants off the papas, them and all the other celebs, till the paps finally get it, and maybe start a group to pass some laws so they can protect their families, i would just like to see something done, the paps are just plain cruel in my eyes. or maybe the could hire people to harass their families back and give them a dose of their own medicine.
funkyfeet funkyfeet 10 years
This makes me sad but I'm happy at least some of the photogs will leave him alone.
cari907 cari907 10 years
thats 2 sad
ososweet ososweet 10 years
good for victoria!! she's not exactly tops on my list but i'm glad she's taking action to protect her child
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 10 years
That is so sad...there is absolutely NO excuse for paparazzi to take pics of celeb's children!!! Kids should not be subjected to that non-sense its in-humane and totally un-healthy! This is just one example on how society lacks concern for the well-being of others...its so shameful and totally disgusting that A CHILD has to be placed in this situation!
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
It didn't use to be acceptable to take shots of kids.. now anything goes.. which sucks..greedy photo bastards.. good for this agency, but will others suddenly grow a conscience too? after Dianan died did they curb their tendancies at all? Seems like it has only become worse.
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I really hope this will make the Paps lay off a little. That is very scary
sashak sashak 10 years
I agree w/ Pad...kids should be left the hell alone. I'm the 1st to admit that I love celebs baby pics & all, but things like shoving a camera in the car is pretty scary for a litte kid
bluejeanie bluejeanie 10 years
poor kid. i'm sure paps will respect that. nobody wants to know they're hurting a child.
mrs-manson mrs-manson 10 years
wow. that's rough. :-( mr manson has epilepsy and i know first hand how difficult the disorder is....thinking about a child, breaks my heart. all those flashing lights....poor baby!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 10 years
oooh poor kiddo! ___________________________________________ ~~ Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing ~~
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Kevin Smith — owner of Splash news, the agency that took the shot —said: "No picture is worth putting a child's life in danger. Now that we know Romeo has epilepsy I will not be authorising any of my photographers to take flash pictures of him. I think this is absolutely the right thing to do and I hope other agencies follow suit." Maybe they should all be leaving the celebs kids ALONE in the first place. The kids didn't ask for this. As much as Posh gives me a headache, she is CLEARLY a good mother and clearly puts the needs of her kids first. I think that's part of the reason why she plays so nice with the paps and the rags - when she needs to call in a favor to protect her kids, she does it. And that's a good thing.
jeannedark jeannedark 10 years
that's bad
paigesweetkisses paigesweetkisses 10 years
thats really sad.. he's an adorable child.
playsindirt playsindirt 10 years
The more I see her and hear about her, the more I like her.
Sica Sica 10 years
That's sad, poor baby! _____________________________ "You're drowning in a sea of anarchy, With your heart above your patches and faith in democracy."
Autumn87 Autumn87 10 years
Yeah, at least one will respect poor Romeo's condition.
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
Well, it is good that Splash News has spoken up. It's such a pity. ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
Autumn87 Autumn87 10 years
Awww...how awful! Well wishes for little Romeo!
popculture-whore popculture-whore 10 years
yeah i read about this somewhere else, and i thought it was so sad. it's a very serious condition and i hope their wishes are respected
kelly kelly 10 years
Now that's really serious!
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 10 years
Wow, that's sad, I hope the paps respect that he needs to be left alone.
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
oh what a shame! didnt know this but i feel really bad for them now!
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