Monday, January 9, 2012

Father Denied Access to NICU by Jay-Z and Beyonce

I would be furious if this had happened to me. I'd probably also file a lawsuit and try to pick a jury with all parents.
Neil Nash-Coulon of Bedford-Stuyvesant says hospital security kept putting the hallway on lockdown to accommodate Beyonce’s visitors.
“They should have been more strategic with where they put her,” Coulon said. “You can’t cordon off the [Neonatal Intensive Care Unit]. These are small newborns who need care, and you’re just going to take over the hospital like you own it?”
The hospital says because of privacy issues, they can not confirm that Beyonce gave birth there on Saturday. Reports indicate the singer and husband Jay-Z paid the hospital around $1.3 million for an entire floor.
This guy's wife just had premature twins which had to go into the NICU. That's stressful enough. However, to add to this stress, he was denied access to see his wife and kids because Jay-Z and Beyonce were on the same floor. If Lennox Hill sanctioned this in any manner, the hospital should be crucified.
[H/T Insty]


  1. Just heard about this. It's so unfair. Those twins could have died any moment being premature. But the glam must have their glamorous moments at the sake of someone else's. Yes, he should lawyer up fast. The hospital, a public facility, should also be held at fault.

  2. Lets keep this in perspective. The hospital is on the hook here not Beyonce or Jay-Z. They paid a considerable amount of money for privacy and the hospital failed to provide what they promised without putting unneeded grief on other patients. Had I been that father I most likely would have been arrested while trying to go through security to get to my family....BUT, that doesn't make the celebrities responsible. They paid for a specific service and in America, there's nothing wrong with expecting to get what you paid for.