GEORDIE Shore star Marnie Simpson has revealed her son Oax has been rushed back to hospital after a rare health issue.
The TV star took to her social media to reveal the six-month-old was "going through a lot" as she explained her social media absence.
Marnie, 30, who welcomed her second child with fiancé Casey Johnson this year, said the family were having a "tough time" lately.
Oax, who was welcomed in May after a 28-hour birth, has been suffering from a skull disorder that means he wears a helmet.
Taking to her Instagram stories, Marnie explained: "Sorry if I've not got back to anyone, we're honestly going through a lot with Oax.
"Please understand I'm not ignoring anyone, just having a tough time at the moment. I'll be back soon."
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She went on to share a snap of Oax sleeping on her chest, as she pouted toward the camera looking tired and downcast.
It comes after Marnie revealed that her son was wearing a specially made helmet designed to help his plagiocephaly – a condition where the head is flattened in appearance, usually at the back or to the side.
According to Great Ormond Street Hospital, helmets like Oax's need to be worn for 23 hours of the day to fix the condition.
The star also revealed Oax had torticollis, a muscle problem in the neck of young babies that can cause the head to tilt.
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"So basically Oax has torticollis from his position in the womb which has left him unable to move his head left," she wrote at the time.
She added that it is "hopefully improving" but stressed : "However this condition has left him with plagiocephaly".
Marnie revealed her son was seeing a physiotherapist and an osteopath to try and get to the bottom of the problems.
It's not been an easy time for Marnie, who also had to rush her first son Rox to the hospital earlier this year.
The reality TV star cuddled Rox, two, as they anxiously waited in the urgent treatment centre at A&E for a ear infection.
She shared a picture on Instagram and wrote: "Spending our night in A&E with Rox bless him! Think he has a ear infection [sad face]."
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