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12/19/2008 AT 02:45 PM EST
The 6-year-old son of Backstreet Boys singer Brian Littrell has been hospitalized for an undisclosed illness, according to the singer's Web site.
"Baylee Littrell has been in the hospital for the past few days," says a message posted Thursday on brianlittrell.com. "He will be starting a treatment this afternoon and the Littrell family asks that all Backstreet Boys fans please remember him in prayer during this trying time."
Littrell, 33, and his actress wife Leighanne, 39, met on the set of the Boys' 1997 video "As Long as You Love Me." The two were married in September 2000, and welcomed their son
two years later.
– Ken Lee