LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop star Britney Spears’ 2-year-old son, who was hospitalized over the weekend after he had a reaction to something he ate, has been released from a Mississippi medical facility, according to a report on Monday on celebrity website TMZ.com.
Earlier in the day, Spears’ family posted a statement on her official website, www.britneyspears.com, saying Jayden James was admitted to the hospital on Sunday, and “doctors concluded he had a reaction to something he ingested.”
The statement said the boy would be discharged on Tuesday, but TMZ posted a picture of Spears departing the hospital while holding the child on Monday evening.
People magazine, quoting a source close to the family, said that Jayden had suffered “a terrible allergic reaction. He had hives, was itchy and irritable.”
The source told the celebrity magazine that Jayden “is doing fine” and Spears, 26, and her mother, Lynne, spent Sunday night at the hospital with him.
The trip by Spears to Louisiana, her childhood home, was the first time she had been allowed to leave California with sons Sean Preston, 3, and Jayden since their father Kevin Federline was given full custody in July.
Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by Philip Barbara