Flo Rida, the American rapper, has given an update on his son, Zohar Dillard, after the six-year-old fell from the fifth-story window of his mother’s rental property in a New Jersey apartment complex.
According to a lawsuit filed by Zohar’s mother, Alexis Adams, her son fell onto the hard concrete floor on March 4, plummetting 50 feet to the ground.
The young boy sustained multiple injuries, including fractures in his pelvis and left foot, a lacerated liver, collapsed lungs, and internal bleeding. Zohar remains in intensive care and is receiving medical care for his injuries.
Flo Rida took to Instagram on March 30 to thank people for their concerns and prayers for his son.
He also provided an update on Zohar’s condition, stating that he is receiving the best medical care and has miraculously survived a tragic fall.
The rapper, whose real name is Tramar Lacel Dillard, asked for continued prayers as his son undergoes rehabilitation but requested that the matter remains private.
Zohar suffers from hydrocephalus, a neurological condition that causes an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within cavities in the brain. “As a single mom to a special-needs child, this feels like a nightmare. My heart is broken into a million pieces,” said Adams in a statement given to News12 New Jersey. “I am devastated, angry and struggling to come to terms with the fact that my only child has suffered severe injuries due to willful negligence of our landlord and others involved in failing to take necessary safety measures.”
Adams is suing the building’s management company for negligence and is accusing Flo Rida of not covering Zohar’s medical costs.
According to the lawsuit, Flo Rida has not financially helped with health insurance costs, which were mandated by a court-ordered child support agreement back in 2018. However, Flo Rida has not responded to these allegations, and his representatives have not commented on the matter.
A neighbor in the apartment building expressed disbelief over Zohar surviving the terrible drop.
James Lucas, who lives on the sixth floor of the apartment block, told the Daily Mail that when he saw the child, he thought he wasn’t going to live. “I was just downstairs getting Chinese food, and there were ambulances everywhere, and I had no idea what had happened. I just saw the kid, he looked lifeless,” he said. “I couldn’t believe he survived that; I mean, the 5th floor, that’s a drop. I was only down there for a few minutes, he was down there when I got there.”
A woman who has a daughter that lives a few doors down from Adams also expressed surprise that the windows could have been opened by a child. “I’m so surprised that these windows could have been opened by a child if that is what happened. These have screens on them as well. What an awful accident,” she said.
In times like these, it is important to remember the power of community and coming together to support those in need. We wish Zohar a speedy recovery and hope that he receives the best medical care possible.