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Mom ConfessionsGoldie Hawn Heartbreakingly Reveals Son Oliver Hudson Almost Died at 1-Day-Old

Nothing means more to Goldie Hawn than her family!

In a candid new interview, the 71-year-old actress heartbreakingly revealed her eldest child, son Oliver Hudson, almost died at just one-day-old from birth complications.

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While recently speaking with People, Goldie explained she was suffering from toxemia — a potentially dangerous pregnancy condition characterized by high blood pressure — when she was taken to the NICU to see her newborn baby boy.

“Oh my God, was he beautiful. Eleven pounds of a hunk of love. I stood up and I just connected to the universe. I put my hand on him, and I asked God, I said, ‘Come through me, use me to heal my son,'” she recalled.

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Thankfully, Oliver recovered from his complications and regained his health. “I don’t think there’s any question that prayer can work. I’m a very spiritual person,” Goldie said.

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Goldie and Oliver in May 2015.

“I’m not a religious person, although I was raised Jewish and I like my tribe, but that was a beautiful thing. It was phenomenal. I just emptied myself. I don’t know how to explain it,” she continued.

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Today, Oliver is 40-years-old and a successful actor like his mom and stepfather, Kurt Russell. He is also married to actress Erinn Bartlett and the couple have three children: sons Wilder, 9, and Bodhi, 7, and daughter Rio, 3.

“He’s the greatest, most handsome, amazing father, actor, comedian, human, son,” Goldie said. “I mean, he’s such a gift. They’re all gifts, all my children.”

Check out the gallery to see a complete guide to Goldie and Kurt’s family!