BREAKING: Redmond O' Neal Asking Judge For Rehab Stint

Apr. 10 2009, Published 10:50 a.m. ET

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Right now, Redmond O' Neal --the troubled son of Ryan O'Neal and Farrah Fawcett -- is facing a Los Angeles judge asking to be released from custody and admitted into rehab, has learned; meanwhile as previously reported, his ailing mother was released from the hospital Thursday.

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As of this hour, Redmond, 24, remains in custody at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in Los Angeles, authorities told His court appearance began at 8 a.m. PST at the Los Angeles Municipal Courthouse.

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Meanwhile, Fawcett was released just a week after was first to report that she was hospitalized in the Los Angeles area. She has been battling anal cancer, which her doctor said has now metastasized to her liver.  Despite her fighting spirit, the survival rate for metastasized liver cancer is extremely low, according to official statistics.

Sources told that she is aware her son Redmond has been jailed again on drug charges and is extremely upset.  Redmond was arrested last week while trying to visit a friend in jail after police found heroin on him. has also learned that Redmond's father, Ryan O'Neal, is not planning to attend his son's court hearing this morning . He has refused to bail out his son and, at first, nobody wanted to stress Farrah as she waged her cancer battle.  Sources said she was eventually told about Redmond. 

Keep checking back with RadarOnline.Com for breaking developments involving Redmond O'Neal's court appearance and Farrah Fawcett's battle with cancer.

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