The health emergency came hours after Busey showed off a photo of his “beautiful gift from God” during an appearance on Monday night’s (18Apr11) Jimmy Kimmel Live! chat show in America.
The child is Busey’s son with his fiancee Steffanie Sampson.
Details of what ails the child have not been released, but TMZ.com reports the tot is expected to be back home by the weekend.
Busey’s spokeswoman tells the website, “Gary is very grateful to his fans for their love and support. Steffanie and Gary thank everyone for their get well prayers for Luke.”
The scare is a double blow for Busey – the actor was fired from Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice TV show on Sunday (17Apr11).