Colin Farrell has extraordinary son

By admin
03 December 2013

Colin Farrell has described his eldest son, James (10), as an "extraordinary" and inspiring boy.

Colin Farrell says his eldest son is "extraordinary".

The 37-year-old actor has two sons, James (10), whose mother is model Kim Bordenave, and four-year-old Henry with Polish actress Alicja Bachleda-Curus, and they’ve been spending more time together recently.

Colin is delighted with James' progress as he has Angelman syndrome, a rare neurogenetic disorder that impairs his speech, movement and balance, but despite his condition he’s making amazing progress and is an inspiring child.

Colin told UK TV show This Morning, "James is 10 and Henry is four and James has a thing called Angelman syndrome which is a neurogenetic condition that affects motor skills and speech.

"He took his first steps when he was four years of age and he has no verbal speech; he has a greater ability with receptive language, like, he'll understand things and directions but he's an extraordinary, extraordinary boy."

Although James is the elder brother, Colin thinks Henry will eventually take on responsibility for his sibling as he begins to understand his brother's disorder and realise he can help him.

The actor said, "It's weird because in his own time Henry will realise that he is something of a bigger brother, he doesn't get it quite yet . . . they're two really good boys so they'll figure each other out."

The Irish actor has also claimed that during his days of abusing drugs and alcohol he was scared people would see him as being weak but now he’s at ease with his feelings.

He said, "Back then, anyone that was OK to be silent in company would kind of agitate me and I'd be afraid that they'd see a certain weakness in me, but I was loud enough to continually hide stuff."

-Bang Showbiz

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