Sharon Stone's nephew River faces total organ failure, actress asks for 'miracle'
Sharon Stone has requested for prayers from her Instagram followers after revealing that her baby nephew is going through total organ failure. The actress, 63, shared the news through a heartbreaking Instagram video in the early hours of Friday, August 27, as she urged her followers to pray for her nephew and godson, River Stone, who she shared was found in the critical condition in his crib.
Stone made the plea for prayers alongside a photo of the 11-month-old, asking for a "miracle", as she told her followers that the child is currently hospitalized. The video comes as a devastating news from Stone's account which is usually filled with clips from several different interviews, along with sultry snaps of the 'Basic Instinct' actress rocking her sizzling figure in swimsuits. This time however, the actress chose to not put herself in frame as she focused all attention on the recovery of her loving godson.
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"My nephew and godson River Stone was found in his crib [with] total organ failure today. Please pray for him. We need a miracle," Stone wrote alongside a photo of the little child with several tubes attached to his body. River was reportedly born to Stone's brother Patrick in September 2020. While no other details of his illness or condition has been shared, the actress had announced his arrival last year to all her Instagram followers, shortly after River was born. Sharing a photo of the newborn baby, Stone had written in the caption: "Look who’s going home: River William Stone, my brother Patrick and his wife Tasha’s new baby."
Her recent post updating her followers about River's health crisis has been met with support and lots of messages wishing the baby boy speedy recovery. Actress Kate Hudson replied to the post, writing: "Sending light and healing love." Ruby Rose also commented: "Praying for River and your whole family." Sharon Osbourne poured in with support too, commenting: "Bless him sending so much love and prayer." Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay also wrote: "Holding you and your family in prayer."
News of the Stone family's ongoing woes comes shortly after it was announced that the 'Ratched' actress will be receiving the Golden Icon Award at Zurich Film Festival just next month at the festival, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The event will be screening her 1996 movie Casino,which had scored Stone an Academy Award nomination. Enthusing about the award, Stone had previously said: "It is an honour to engage with the global community and celebrate the profound depth of our art. I am thrilled to be recognised in this capacity."
Zurich Film Festival's artistic director, Christian Jungen, also lauded Stone as "a woman Hitchcock would have loved" and a "true icon of the seventh art" in a statement. "Her distinguishing qualities include an irresistible charm, a great human depth, the talent to play a whole range of roles and the ability to captivate an audience like no other," he said, adding, "At a time when the film business was dominated by men, she stood her ground to fight against sexism and in doing so became a major role model for many women in the film business."