Jenson Button's 16-month-old son in hospital dash after suffering febrile seizure

Albertina Lloyd
·Entertainment reporter, Yahoo UK
·2 min read
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 01:  Brittny Ward and Jenson Button attend the 'End of Silence' charity event at Abbey Road Studios in aid of Hope and Homes for Children on June 1, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Hope and Homes for Children)
Jenson Button and fiancee Brittny Ward are parents to son Hendrix. (Getty Images for Hope and Homes for Children)

Jenson Button toddler son was rushed to hospital at the weekend after suffering a febrile seizure.

The racing driver’s model fiancee Brittny Ward revealed 16-month-old Hendrix was taken ill on Halloween after his temperature soared, and he was taken to hospital for treatment.

Former Playboy playmate Ward wrote on Instagram: “The Button family didn’t have the best Halloween. Poor little Hendrix ended up having a febrile seizure Saturday afternoon after a sudden spike in temperature.

“We would like to bring more awareness to febrile seizures, they are much more common than we realized. They often happen to infants when there’s a sudden spike in temperature and it’s the body’s response trying to regulate itself.

“If you don’t know, when a child is having a febrile seizure it’s best to keep them cool as possible and DO NOT cover them up. It’s also best to lay them on their side so they don’t choke on their saliva.

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“Hendrix is doing much better today and is seemingly back to his playful self. Thank you to everyone who helped us in this scary situation and everyone who reached out making sure he was ok.”

Earlier this year Hendrix underwent hip surgery.

Button, 40, and Ward, 30, began dating in 2016 and became engaged in June 2018. The couple - who live in Los Angeles - welcomed Hendrix in July 2019 and Ward is currently eight months pregnant with their second child - a daughter.

The Formula One driver was previously married to model Jessica Michibata but they split after a year.

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