Tyson Fury‘s baby daughter was dead for three minutes before being resuscitated by ‘miracle workers’ at Liverpool children’s hospital.
The newborn is currently in intensive care, and while Athena is said to be ‘stable’, Tyson’s father John revealed that things had been touch.
‘It’s been a bit of a white knuckle ride, we’ve had a lot to deal with,’ John told BT Sport.
Shocking: Tyson Fury’s baby daughter was dead for three minutes before being resuscitated by ‘miracle workers’ at Liverpool children’s hospital
‘But we’ve come out on the other side due to professionalism of Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, they’re the best children’s hospital in the country if not the world.
Earlier in the day, Tyson shared an update on his newborn daughter Athena’s condition, saying she has had a ‘stable day’ without using a breathing ventilator.
The boxer, 33, – who shares the little one with wife Paris, 31, – took to Instagram on Thursday to say that she was ‘doing well’ but is still in intensive care ‘for now’.
Alongside a picture of her in hospital, he wrote: ‘Update for everyone. Baby Athena is doing well & has had a stable day off a ventilator, thanks to everyone for the prayers, still in ICU for now.
‘Thanks to all the DRs & nurses. God bless you all.’
Meanwhile, Tyson later shared a snap of his sweet birthday card ‘signed’ by his newborn daughter as he marked his 33rd birthday.
The special card featured tiny footprints belonging to his baby in pink and yellow, alongside the heartwarming message which read: ‘To daddy, happy birthday, I love you with all my heart Athena xxx.’
Beside on set of footprints were the words: ‘Athena four days old.’
The couple revealed that Athena was born on Sunday and taken straight to the ICU afterwards but didn’t give any further details.
In February Paris revealed she was due sometime in August, but stated that she was likely to go into labour early due to an undisclosed medical condition.
It comes a day after Paris shared a sweet video of her baby in hospital, after the tot was re-admitted to intensive care.
The mother-of-six took to her Instagram stories on Wednesday morning to film her little girl, where she revealed that she has a ‘big day today’.
It came as Tyson raised over £30,000 for children’s charity Alder Hey Family House Trust who run the Ronald McDonald House in Liverpool.
The sweet clip sees little Athena lying in her cot with what appears to be a breathing aid attached while her mother films her.
Captioning her video, Paris penned: ‘My beautiful baby girl this morning. More awake now and sucking her dummy.’
She added: ‘She has a big day today, please God it goes well’, alluding to a possible medical procedure for the tot.
It follows Tyson successfully raising over £30,000 for the children’s charity Alder Hey Family House Trust, whom he credits for supporting him and his family during this difficult time.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Tyson thanked his followers for their fundraising efforts and told how they had raised £27,000 in just 5 hours.
He wrote: ‘When the power of social media is utilised for good it’s beautiful to witness. We’ve raised over £27k in 5 hours @RMHCUK
‘Thank you all. Please continue to support this cause, raise awareness for an independent charity that depends on donations.’
However, at the time of writing, the amount had actually soared, with the total currently standing at £32,154.
It comes after Tyson revealed that his newborn daughter was back in intensive care, just hours after she came off the ventilator following her first ICU admission.
The boxer, whose daughter was born on Sunday, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a snap of his baby girl where he announced the news.
Alongside the photo of a sleeping Athena in which she’s hooked up to various wires, the father-of-six, penned: ‘Baby Athena is back on icu, please keep her in your prayers’
In February Paris revealed that her daughter was due sometime in August, but stated that she was likely to go into labour early due to an undisclosed medical condition.
Speaking on Loose Women after announcing her pregnancy, she said: ‘I usually have a condition that makes the babies come a bit earlier so it will probably be the beginning of August, which is better for me, the last few weeks are terrible!’
Tyson’s wife Paris previously shared the first snap of their baby daughter on Monday following the tot’s first admission to intensive care which saw have a ventilator to help with her breathing.
Taking to her Instagram stories, the mother-of-six, 31, uploaded the adorable snap of her baby girl wrapped up in a blanket shortly after she came off the ventilator.
Captioning the image, Paris gave an update on Athena’s health, writing: ‘Thank God she’s doing well and thank you for all your messages, thoughts and prayers.
The sweet image saw little Athena asleep in a white baby grow, while wrapped up warm in a blanket featuring a bubby swinging on a swing adorned with pink flowers.
It follows Tyson previously revealing that his newborn baby daughter is ‘off the ventilator’.
The boxer’s wife Paris gave birth to Athena on Sunday, and on Monday morning, Tyson took to Instagram to update his fans on the health of their sixth child, writing: ‘The baby is in a stable position and doing well – hopefully she comes out of ICU today.’
Hours later, the world-famous athlete shared a clip of himself cradling his newborn, telling his Instagram followers: ‘Hi guys, the baby’s doing fantastic, a lot, lot better.
‘She’s off the ventilator, she’s doing really good, look, she’s lovely.’
Tyson revealed earlier in the day that he is raising money for the Ronald McDonald House charity, which provides ‘home from home’ accommodation for families with children in Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Standing next to his father in an Instagram video, he explained he wants to raise money for the charity due to ‘the fantastic job they do on a daily basis’.
Standing next to his father John in the hospital’s carpark, Tyson told his followers in a short clip: ‘Hi this is Tyson Fury aka the Gypsy King. I’m just here with my dad at the children’s hospital.
‘They do a fantastic job on a daily basis. We’ve got two WBC belts here that I’m going to sign personally and we’re going to put them up for charity to raise some money for the hospital.’
He concluded: ‘Whoever wins – I’ll pick a winner at random – I will do a personal meet and greet to whoever wins these belts and I’ll personally sign them to you.’
It comes hours after Tyson revealed his newborn baby daughter is in intensive care.
The day before, Tyson wrote: ‘Please can everyone pray for my baby girl who was born this morning. Athena Fury born 8/8/21.’
The birth of their baby girl comes after Paris endured a lengthy two-day labour.
The new mother-of-six took to Instagram to re-share a video on Saturday that her husband took of them both eating what appeared to be spicy food – in an attempt to speed on the birth of Athena.
Her caption read: ‘He is dangerous with a camera think he’s bored now we nearly at the end of day 2 in here and still no little girly’.
Tyson could be heard in the background saying: ‘Just thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you our little date in the labour ward’.
Paris also posted a photo of herself on her Stories from Friday when she arrived in hospital.
The expectant mother posed in a black Calvin Klein T-Shirt alongside an array of what looked like a Louis Vuitton duffle bag and small suitcase, as well as a Harrods shopper behind her.
‘Nothing else really matters. Your job, your money, your wealth, your career, none of that really matters because you can get another job, you can start snooker or you can go make more money.
‘It doesn’t really matter but the one thing you can’t get back is your family. You can’t get back time lost and that’s the crazy thing about it all.’
The proud dad, who is the highest-paid fighter of 2020 with £46million in earnings, also spoke about how he and Paris are raising their children to understand the value of money.
‘For me it’s very important to stay close to my grassroots as I’ve got a lot of kids coming up, I’ve got five kids, very important for them to know the value of money,’ he explained.
‘It’s very important for them to know how to earn money. So, if they see me splashing out all the time and living a move stars’ lifestyle they grow up thinking that’s the only way they can live.
‘To earn from a normal job, £200-300-a-week, however much they’re going to get, they might think that’s no good if they’ve been spoiled rotten by multimillionaire parents.
‘So I don’t do that. My kids don’t go to private school, I don’t have any private education, they just go to normal school, everyone does normal stuff.’
Paris, who shares a sprawling family home with Tyson and their children in Morecambe, has been forging ahead with her own career over the past year, landing a role as a panellist on Loose Women last year.
In March the couple revealed they were having a girl after having a celebration at their abode.
Paris took to Instagram to share the news as she uploaded an image of the sportsman and their children covered in pink confetti.
Captioning the heart-warming image, Paris wrote: ‘It’s a girl… We are due another little princess, god willing come summer we will have 3 girls and 3 boys. So blessed.’