David Beckham's Eight-Day-Old Nephew In Intensive Care

14/08/2014 16:57 | Updated 20 May 2015

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David Beckham's eight-day-old nephew is seriously ill in hospital with severe breathing difficulties, it has been revealed.

Jenson James – David's sister Lynne's fifth child - has been in intensive care since he was born.

He has a condition called stridor - a symptom of an underlying issue that leaves the child with a narrow airway, causing harsh, high-pitched 'croaking' noises.

He is due to be moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital today for surgery to find out what is affecting his airway.

The Sun reports that 38-year-old Becks, who spent Christmas in the Maldives with wife Victoria and their kids, has kept in touch with his sister by phone.

Jenson's dad Kevin, 41, told the newspaper: "When he was born he was fighting for life. We're all very worried but the doctors have been brilliant. David's been in constant contact."

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