Liam Neeson's Nephew in Critical Condition After Suffering Head Injuries in a Fall

Ronan Sexton, son of Neeson's sister Bernadette Sexton, fell 20 feet from a telephone box during a night out with friends in England

By Natalie Finn Jun 26, 2014 10:46 PMTags
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Liam Neeson's family is going through yet another trying time.

The actor's nephew Ronan Sexton, son of Neeson's sister Bernadette Sexton, has been hospitalized in critical condition after suffering severe head injuries in a fall, London's Telegraph reported Thursday

Accorinding to the paper, Ronan, 31, was out with friends in East Sussex when he fell 20 feet from the top of a phone booth near Brighton Pier at around 4 a.m. on Sunday. Authorities have said that the fall was an accident and they were not treating it as suspicious.

Ronan, the youngest of Bernadette's six children, was taken to nearby Royal Sussex County Hospital and then transferred to Hurstwood Park Hospital in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, where he remains.

Tragically, Neeson lost wife Natasha Richardson five years ago after she sustained a fatal head injury in a fall during a ski trip.

In an interview with 60 Minutes in February, the Northern Irish actor told Anderson Cooper that her death still doesn't seem real to him at times.


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"There are periods now in our New York residence when I hear the door opening, especially the first couple of years…Any time I hear that door opening, I still think I'm going to hear her," the 62-year-old thesp said. "It hits you. It's like a wave. You just get this profound feeling of instability. The Earth isn't stable anymore and then it passes and it becomes more infrequent, but I still get it sometimes."

Bernadette's partner, Harry Shannon, told the Telegraph that Neeson had been in touch with his sister since Ronan's accident.