Former FRIENDS star MATT LeBLANC is nursing a New Year heartache after reportedly discovering his baby daughter has a brain disease.

According to American publications, the actor and wife MELISSA McKNIGHT have learned their 11-month-old daughter MARINA is suffering from focal cortical dysplasia, which affects the tot's motor neurone skills and leaves her unable to crawl like normal babies. Instead, when the baby tries she falls to one side.

But there's hope for LeBlanc and his wife - the condition can be treated when Marina is a little older.

A source tells America's NATIONAL ENQUIRER, "The doctors have told Matt and Melissa everything they need to know and after the surgery there's a chance that Marina will recover very well."

02/01/2005 21:29