Boyzone star Ronan Keating 'worried sick' after son is taken to hospital

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NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 11: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Ronan Keating performs at Virgin Money Unity Arena on September 11, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Thomas M Jackson/Getty Images)
Ronan Keating's son was taken to hospital. (Thomas M Jackson/Getty Images)

Ronan Keating has said he is “worried sick” after his four-year-old son Cooper was taken to hospital.

The Boyzone star, 44, posted a photo on Instagram of his little boy in a hospital bed wearing an oxygen mask. Another snap showed him sitting up and playing with an iPad.

Keating didn’t elaborate about his son’s condition, but said he and his wife Storm were "a mess".

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Cooper, he said, had been “an absolute trooper”.

“Not the 24hrs I had imagined,” the star told his 420,000 followers on the site.

“But ya never know what life has in store.

“This little guy is an absolute Trooper. I’m blown away with his strength and charm.

“Mum & Dad are a mess worried sick and he takes it in his stride.”

The singer added that he was “so incredibly grateful” to the staff at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, adding: “You guys rock.”

Keating also shared a picture of Cooper enjoying some messy play while sat in bed at the hospital, adding a crying with laughter emoji and quipping: “Never allowed to do this at home.”

Ronan Keating's son is in hospital (Ronan Keating Instagram)
Ronan Keating's son is in hospital (Ronan Keating Instagram)

Keating’s famous friends flocked to the comments section to express their support after he revealed Cooper was unwell.

“Hope all ok mate,” said Jamie Redknapp, while Jason Manford posted: “Thinking of you mate.”

“Hope he’s OK,” said Alan Shearer.

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Cooper is Keating’s oldest child with Storm. The couple – who tied the knot in 2015 – also have a one-year-old daughter named Coco.

The star also has three children from his previous marriage.

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