Ireland Baldwin, the daughter of Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, was rushed to an L.A. hospital on Thursday with what turned out to be appendicitis. The 19-year-old was suffering severe stomach cramps before going to the E.R.
Alec Baldwin showed up about three minutes behind his daughter. It didn’t take long before Ireland Baldwin was admitted.
On Friday, Ireland shared a tweet featuring a photo of her in a wheelchair. Her dad’s 57th birthday was that same day.
appendicitis swag thanks for all of your concern pic.twitter.com/p758VBUMuT
— Ireland (@irelandbaldwin) April 3, 2015
According to the Mayo Clinic, appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen. The appendix doesn’t seem to have a specific purpose. The most common remedy for appendicitis is surgical removal of the appendix.
Hilaria Baldwin shared an Instagram post of Alec Baldwin celebrating his birthday with most of his family members. Sadly, Ireland Baldwin wasn’t yet up to celebrating.
It’s likely that if Ireland Baldwin had her appendix removed that she is already out of the hospital. An appendectomy is a common surgical procedure performed frequently. Many patients are in and out of the hospital in under two days.
That said, Ireland Baldwin will still require some time to heal. She likely will need to stay at home and rest for the better part of a week–maybe more.