Alfonso Ribeiro Shares More Information About His 4-Year-Old Daughter’s Catastrophic Accident

Alfonso Ribeiro is sharing more details about his daughter’s scooter accident that landed her in the hospital just one day before her 4th birthday.

“On Thursday, unfortunately, my daughter got injured and had to have emergency surgery,” Ribeiro told Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos while on their show. “So it was a very stressful weekend.” 

Ribeiro revealed that his daughter, Ava, now 4, “fell and had basically road rash on her face and arm, and so they had to scalpel off all the skin.”

Ribeiro went on to say that his little girl is going to be okay, but that “it’s going to be a long process.” The actor also added that his wife had a feeling the morning Ava got injured that something bad was going to happen.

“The hard part of it is that my wife really listens to her intuitions and she actually on Thursday bought everyone into the kitchen and told everyone, ‘I have a feeling my daughter is going to the ER this week. Do not let her do anything that she can get hurt doing.'”

However, as Ribeiro added, that intuition “obviously wasn’t listened to. And so my nanny was running back into the house to get pads and stuff and [Ava] went on a little sit-down scooter anyway.”

“How long has your wife been a psychic?,” Ripa asked Ribeiro, to which he responded, “Unfortunately, most of her life. She very rarely gets things wrong and sees things coming. You don’t always listen to that feeling, and I think that all mothers have that beautiful intuition.”

“That was very specific but all mothers have that intuition. You carry this soul around in your body for nine months; there is a connection that men can never understand that women have with their babies. And she felt something that unfortunately everyone didn’t abide by that information.”

As Mamas Uncut previously reported, the incident took place on May 12. Alfonso shared a photo of Ava’s injuries on Instagram.

“Not the kind of day you want the day before turning 4. Just want to give a heartfelt thank you to [Kare MD Skin Health] for the emergency service and procedure to help lessen the likelihood of [scarring]. So proud of how brave my baby girl was during the surgery,” Alfonso wrote in his Instagram caption on May 12. 

Thankfully, Ava was still able to celebrate her birthday despite the incident. Ribeiro shared photos of the special day with his fans.

“Happy Birthday to my sweet Ava Sue. As some of you know Ava had a very difficult week. I’m so proud of how well she handled everything. She’s so brave, strong, and creative. I love everything about my little girl,” he wrote in the caption. 

“On a side note, I’m forever grateful to @mrsangelaribeiro1 for being so amazing during this time. Long nights with a little girl in pain and having to apply medication every few hours. My two heroes.”

We wish Ava the best as she continues to recover.

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