Colin Farrell recently opened up on the Late Show With David Letterman and gave a shout out to James, his 7-year-old son with ex-girlfriend Kim Bordenave.
He said, “James, just a quick shout out if I can, James has a condition called Angelman Syndrome and it only affects one in 30,000 children, they say. So there’s not that much funding because it doesn’t benefit pharmaceutical companies, of course.”
He added that James is “pretty high-functioning and is a very, very happy boy.”
The actor also asked for people to visit CureAngelman.org and to help donate. When asked how his son was diagnosed, he replied that “a doctor saw how happy he was.”
He explained, “He was like, ‘Does he always smile this much?’”
Frequent smiling is a trait of Angelman Syndrome.
Farrell also has another son named Henry, 1 1/2, with Alicja Bachleda.