The Love Story star’s eldest son Griffin was hospitalised after crashing his car in California on Tuesday (02Aug11), just hours after his youngest son Redmond was arrested after police allegedly found drugs and a gun in his car.
Redmond, whose mum was the late Farrah Fawcett, was charged with felony heroin possession and illegally possessing a firearm on Thursday (04Aug11).
O’Neal admits his family is facing tough times, blaming Redmond’s five-month break from rehab for the 26 year old’s recent drug issues.
But he is confident his sons will eventually be able to overcome their personal demons.
He tells TMZ.com, “(My family) is falling apart. We’ll come back. Griffin is 45 years old… he’s lasted this long, he’ll find a way to pick himself up. Redmond (has) more of a problem, he has a real illness. We are terribly worried for him. He hasn’t been in rehab for four or five months and look what happened.”