'Shahs of Sunset' Star Mercedes 'MJ' Javid Undergoes Surgery, Is Still in ICU After Giving Birth to Son

Mercedes 'MJ' Javid and Tommy Feight
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Shahs of Sunset star Mercedes "MJ" Javid suffered serious health issues after giving birth to her son on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Javid's husband, Tommy Feight, shared the news in a video that he posted on Instagram on Thursday. Feight said that Javid experienced complications after birth and had to undergo surgery. Javid is still in the Intensive Care Unit at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and has yet to hold their newborn son, whom they named Shams Francis Feight.

Javid confirmed the news in a statement to ET, and says she's feeling better.

"The delivery was extremely difficult and my family was very worried for me, as there were multiple complications," she says. "But baby Shams was born happy and healthy, and I'm feeling much better than my first day in ICU. We feel extremely blessed that everything turned out OK and am thankful for Dr Jay Goldberg, and Dr. Steve Rad, and all the doctors, nurses and staff at Cedars who insured my baby and I were taken care of. Tommy and I can’t wait to go home and spend time with our baby boy."

In the video, Feight calls the night his son was born "the worst night" of his life.

"My wife had a ton of complications she was in surgery for, like, five hours," he says. "They didn't tell me nothing, but they're amazing at Cedars. They saved a life. She's still in the ICU, she still hasn't held her baby yet but that should probably happen later today though."

Feight says that his son, however, was perfectly fine. 

"He, on the other hand, is looking great, he couldn't be happier," he shares. " ... They have him on a tanning bed now with glasses on, no joke, a day old and he's already in a tanning bed -- couldn't be more like his mother if he tried."

"She went spray tanning before we went to the hospital," he continues to joke. "She looks like the Aztec god of sun, ankles down, it looks like she jogged back here from the jungle."

Javid's rep confirmed to ET on Wednesday that the 46-year-old reality star gave birth that morning. Shams was delivered via C-section and weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz. at birth. 

Javid also revealed the sentimental meaning behind her son's name to ET.

“We feel beyond blessed to welcome our baby boy into the world," she said in a statement. "Tommy and I felt it was the perfect way to honor our parents, who have passed, by naming our son after them."

Prior to giving birth, she was open about her pregnancy struggles. In February, she shared with her fans that she had a miscarriage scare and had to undergo a cervical cerclage.

"Bedrest is far from the ideal way to spend these beautiful days, but I’m learning a lot during this quiet period," she wrote on Instagram. "How I’ve gotten through this is with a lot of faith, my beautiful father’s calming spirit inside of me, along with a maternal strength, and my husband’s unrelenting support and kindness."

ET spoke to Javid and Feight last November, and she talked about their love story.

"You know, I actually fell in love, got married -- very storybook -- got pregnant a couple of months later, albeit IVF, but still, we're feeling lots of gratitude," she said.

"I wanna give this child the love that I received from my parents, I want [Tommy] to experience fatherhood, I wanna see the baby's face," she also said about looking forward to becoming a mom. "And then the rest, you know, the baby can just ruin our lives. It's fine."

Watch the video below for more:

-- Reporting by Brendon Geoffrion


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