Farrah Fawcett's Son Reveals She's Down to 86 Pounds

Celebrity News Apr. 17, 2009 AT 4:32PM
Redmond O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett Credit: GSI Media; Kevin Winter/Getty Images

When asking for leniency in sentencing for a violation of his parole stemming from drug charges, Redmond O'Neal told a judge that his ailing mother Farrah Fawcett is down to just 86 pounds.

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"I want to be there for my mom," O'Neal, 24, said. "My mom only weighs 86 pounds right now. I'm upset with myself. My timing sucks." O'Neal -- the son of Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal -- made the announcement about his mother's battle with cancer in a L.A. courtroom Friday, according to RadarOnline.com.

The judge asked O'Neal -- handcuffed and wearing a brown prison jumpsuit -- several times if he was serious about getting treatment. "If I see you back in that chair, it won't be pretty," the judge, Scott Millington, said. "You need to know you have a serious problem. Get your act together."

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Fawcett's son was in court for violating probation on a 2008 DUI and drug possession conviction. Instead of sentencing him to jail, Millington ordered O'Neal to remain in custody until April 30, when he will be sentenced. According to Shiara Davila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the L.A. County District Attorney's office, he will most likely enter the in-custody drug treatment program during this time. O'Neal also pleaded no contest Friday to a felony count of methamphetamine possession for a case involving his father. Fawcett is currently recovering from complications from a medical procedure to treat her anal cancer, which, her doctor announced, recently spread to her liver.

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