EXCLUSIVE: BABY SEAN FALLS & FRACTURES HIS SKULL, BRITNEY IN TEARS!
April 24, 2006 issue
On April 7, when Britney Spears and Kevin Federline realized that their baby, Sean Preston, had been sleeping more than usual, panic bells went off. Just six days earlier, the 7-month-old had taken a major fall from his high chair, a tumble that had his parents worried that he might have been critically injured.
They had every right to fret. After rushing Sean to a nearby hospital, they discovered he had a minor skull fracture (sometimes called a "scalp fracture" in babies), and a blood clot. And the doctors weren't the only ones to take notice! The next day, the Department of Children and Family Services began looking into the incident.
The Spears-Federline clan escaped disaster, but not their obligation to explain
themselves to the authorities. On April 8, L.A. sheriff's deputies arrived at
Britney's Malibu home to investigate a child-abuse claim against Britney and
Kevin in relation to the head injury. Such an investigation isn't unusual. According
to California law, whenever a baby is brought into the hospital with a serious
injury, the Department of Children and Family Services is alerted.