Lea Michele revealed that her two-year-old son, Iver, is back in the hospital two weeks after he developed a “scary health problem.”
The Funny Girl star, 36, posted a candid Instagram story on Wednesday in which she touched on her feelings as a parent and shared that she sometimes wants to “break down and cry.”
Michelle’s heartbreaking setback comes after she announces this Entertainment tonight On Tuesday that her son is “doing well” and recovering at home.
Leah posted a photo of Ever in his crib, obscuring her young son’s face with a white heart emoji and writing a touching caption.
“Today was a tough day,” her post began. “As parents we have to be strong for our children. But sometimes you just want to break down and cry (a stash in the bathroom or closet is usually best. Today I chose a hospital bathroom).”
Heartbreaking setback: Lea Michele, 36, reveals her two-year-old son, Iver, is back in hospital after two weeks with a ‘scary health problem’
Candid disclosure: The Broadway celebrity posted a candid Instagram story on Wednesday in which she touched on her feelings as a parent and shared that she sometimes wants to “break down and cry.”
The Glee alum continued, “These tough times really show you what is important and important in life and how much we have to be grateful for. It was hard to say the least but our son is a hero and he’s going to be just fine. But it still hurts.”
The Broadway sensation was forced to pull out of some shows of Funny Girl last month after Iver — with whom she shares husband of four years Zandy Reich — was hospitalized with a “scary health issue.”
The mother of one eventually returned to the show in late March and said her son had not returned to full health.
‘Hello all. I say a quick hello from my dressing room here. I’m back on Funny Girl tonight, she said on social media.
The mum of one continued, “I’m really happy to be back. It’s been a really long week and we still haven’t been quite out of the woods with our son, but he’s going in a good direction and we’re really grateful.”
After giving an update on her son’s health, Leah opened up about her private situation to her fans. I am happy to be back here. I think I have a cold from not sleeping for the past week. But I’m really glad to be back with my Funny Girl family.
The artist then expressed her gratitude for all the ‘love’ and well-wishes she has received over the past few days, saying, ‘And I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for so much love and support this week. I really really appreciate that.
To wrap up the short clip, Leah then added, “For everyone out here tonight, I’m really excited and we’re going to make it good. So, well, I love you all.” Then she blew a quick kiss towards the camera before the clip ended.
A day ago: Michelle’s heartbreaking setback came after she attended Variety’s Power of Women event on Tuesday and announced to Entertainment Tonight that her son is “doing well” and recovering at home
White carpet update: “He’s fine, thank you very much,” she told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday at the Variety Power Of Women event.
Not to laugh: In March, the Funny Girl star updated her fans on Saturday about the state of her 2-year-old daughter’s health via her Instagram Stories.
In late March, the Broadway star revealed on her Instagram Stories that her 2-year-old was suddenly hospitalized and shared a photo of her son resting in a bed with a stuffed animal near him.
I’m so sorry but unfortunately I’m going off @Funnygirlbwy today.
“We are in the hospital with our son dealing with a scary health issue that I need to be here for,” she wrote in a caption above the photo.
And although she did not disclose the health issue, the actress added, “I am so sorry. Please send us some love and strength.
Soon after, the show’s Instagram page also announced, “Lea Michele will be exiting both the Rock and Night Gala today, Wednesday, March 22. Julie Benko will be the gorgeous Fanny!”
The actress took to her Instagram Stories again to express her gratitude for all the ‘well wishes’ she and her family have received, followed by a quick update.
“We’ll be taking our son home from the hospital soon. Thank you to all the amazing doctors and hospital staff. I’ll be back on the @Funnygirlbwy stage this weekend, followed by a white heart emoji.
The star also shared a photo of Ever Resting in a hospital bed surrounded by stuffed animals.
‘Scary health issue’: Earlier the star revealed on her Instagram stories that her two-year-old daughter was suddenly hospitalized
Leaving the hospital: She said, ‘We’ll be taking our son home from the hospital soon. Thank you to all the wonderful doctors and hospital staff. I’m going back to the @Funnygirlbwy stage this weekend’
Lea has been portraying the lead role of Fanny Brice since opening night in September 2022, after replacing Benny Feldstein.
Leah’s stint at Funny Girl is scheduled to end September 3, 2023 and she’s looking forward to spending more time with her little one.
When asked about her plans when the show ends, she told ET on Tuesday, “Oh my gosh, I’m going to be spending as much time with my son as I can, and resting.”
“And let my body recover from doing this show, and be the mother of a three-year-old.”
She said he was three because by the time the show was over, her son would be that age.
The Scream Queens star has received rave reviews for her role as Fanny Brice, box office records breaking productions, and Lea is still tackling ‘amazing’ accomplishments but ultimately her family life comes first.
“I really try to take a moment to process these amazing accomplishments along the way, because they really are incredible,” she said.
But at the end of the day, it’s like when I wake up, I’m a mom, I take care of my son, I go to work at night, and we have so much fun.
One last farewell: In March, it was announced that Michelle’s final performance would be set for later this year on Sept. 3, according to Variety. Seen in the year 2022
And I think at the end of the day, all of those accomplishments are pretty cool. But the fact that we’re having so much fun at the same time, as actors on that stage — that’s really what matters most.
Although Lea has appeared on stage before, Funny Girl will be the first time she’s closed the Broadway production and she teased that there were some special moments for fans.
She said, “Our show ends on September 3, when I leave. I’ve never closed a show before.
I usually left, and so it would be fun, but we’d go out with a bang. I’ll tell you we had some surprises on my last night that I haven’t told anyone about yet.