News today that Macaulay Culkin’s father, Kit Culkin, has suffered a massive stroke, according to TMZ. The 69-year-old former stage actor is “in very bad shape,” the site reports, after being rushed to intensive care from his home earlier this afternoon.
Kit lives in Grants Pass, Oregon, and has been estranged from his famous son for many years. The two infamously fought over Macaulay’s multimillion dollar fortune, much of it earned while he was a child actor. Now 33, Macaulay is worth an estimated $15 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Last year, Kit discussed rumors his well-known son is battling drug addiction after photos surfaced showing an unwell-looking Macaulay. While Macaulay has refuted the claims and is looking better every time we see him, Kit was less sure of his son’s health.
He told U.K. tabloid The Sun (via Huffington Post), “I hope that he has the right people looking after him,” while Macaulay’s stepmother Jeanette Krylowski added Kit simply can’t talk much about the photos. “It hurts him too much,” she said, adding of her stepson, “Either he’s dying of some disease or he’s heavily into drugs.”
As of publishing, TMZ says Macaulay was not available to comment on his father.