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Macaulay Culkin

Dad Wanted to Patch Things Up Before Stroke

1/23/2014 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Macaulay Culkin's dad desperately wanted to reconnect with his estranged son -- according to sources close to the family -- and even took steps to end their feud ... but now Kit Culkin is fighting for his life and it may be too late.

Sources tell us Kit -- who suffered a massive stroke in Oregon Tuesday -- told family members he wanted to repair his relationship with Mac ... which soured back in the 90s during a nasty custody battle with Macaulay's mom.

We're told Kit was trying to get Macaulay's number --telling family members to pass the word on to his son -- but they never connected.

Macaulay's been traveling with his band lately, and we're told he's out of touch with most of the family -- so, they're just hoping he gets to visit his dad ... before it's too late.


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Family relationships are complicated at best... and some folks do not deserve forgiveness. Mac seems to have had a very difficult adult life so who's to say what or whom he should forgive.

213 days ago


Why is this on Macaulay? His dad jacked a ton of money from him, used the kid as a cash cow, and then wanted to "patch things up?" Maybe he should've not used his kid in the first place.

Just because someone's family doesn't mean you have to love and care for them. A toxic relationship is a toxic relationship, and sometimes, you just gotta cut it loose.

213 days ago


sad...hope this works out for both of them.
That being said, his Dad was a major pain in the behind but he was his father and I think he deserves to see his son for what may be the last time.

213 days ago


Massive stroke. Its already too late. He'll have regrets.

213 days ago


You only go through life once. There are no second chances. Make amends and forgive while you can

213 days ago


Why are we projecting our ideas on MacCulay about what he should do and how he should feel? Maybe he has no interest in seeing his dad, and for good reason.
My estranged dad wanted to patch things up before he died, but he hadn't changed a bit in regards to the things that strained our relationship in the first place. So while part of me wishes we could have reconciled, his refusal to change his behavior means I have no regrets in not seeing him again.

213 days ago


didn't Macauly divorce both his parents in his teens? Seems I remember that and how awful they were to him. Kit too little too late I am afraid.

213 days ago


With all the instant communication and social media galore, info can travel world wide in a matter of moments so the "can't get in touch" and "reachable" is a bunch of crap.

212 days ago


Oh sure he wanted to "patch things up", if he cares for his son at all he would leave him alone.

He has done enough damage for a lifetime, he should accept that not everyone and everything is forgivable.

212 days ago

Just My Opinion    

Go to the hospital, be with your dad, and hold his hand. Whisper in his ear that you forgive him and everything is ok. The last thing to go is his hearing.

Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

212 days ago


Who is Mikey Culackin

212 days ago

DJ Deezy    

Well good luck to the family, thats all I kan say. I kno its rough but if possible, let it happen. I wonder how much drama went down in the fight for the right to "own" their son.

212 days ago


For spiritual folks, it's NEVER too late. Mind yo busnis tmz. This isn't exactly gossipy.

212 days ago
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