Friday, 5 November 2010

Lily Allen battling septicaemia in hospital days after losing baby

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By SARA NATHAN

Tragic loss: Lily Allen has been admitted to hospital with septicaemia after losing her baby


Lily Allen was in hospital last night with the potentially lethal blood-poisoning condition septicaemia - just days after losing her baby.

The chart-topping singer was six months pregnant when she miscarried the baby she had been expecting with boyfriend Sam Cooper.

She had been recovering at home in Gloucestershire but was yesterday taken to hospital by ambulance.

Last night a friend told the Daily Mail: ‘Lily had been recuperating at home with Sam and her family, but she has been taken back to hospital and is getting the best care possible at the moment.

‘Everyone is extremely concerned, but she is in the best place and luckily she was admitted quickly.’

Hours earlier Miss Allen thanked fans for their support following the miscarriage.
Writing on her Twitter page yesterday, the 25-year-old said: ‘I’m still very sick but the messages are helping me to be stronger. Thank you x x.’

She added: ‘Thank you for all your kind messages.’


Giving her thanks: Lily took to Twitter to thank her followers for their kind messages


Miss Allen has been a prolific user of the social networking website and last weekend she posted a poignant message saying simply ‘say a little prayer x’, before the problems with her pregnancy became public knowledge.

Septicaemia is a bacterial infection of the blood.


The symptoms develop rapidly and may include a high fever, violent shivering, faintness, delirium and loss of consciousness, as well as cold and pale hands and feet and rapid and shallow breathing.


Sufferers are normally given antibiotics to stave off the infection.
Miss Allen previously suffered a miscarriage in 2008 when she was dating Ed Simons, a pop star and DJ from the Chemical Brothers.

Following her second miscarriage, many celebrity friends sent messages of support, including Myleene Klass, Emma Bunton and Denise Van Outen.

Miss Allen, daughter of comedian and actor Keith Allen, started dating 32-year-old Mr Cooper, a builder, last year and has referred to him as ‘the love of my life’.

She had begun to effectively wind up her music career to prepare for motherhood and had bought a £3million mansion in the Cotswolds in readiness for family life.
But she did perform at the Wireless festival in London during the summer.

She also recently set up a vintage clothing business, Lucy In Disguise, with her elder sister, Sarah Owen.

Miss Allen has released two best-selling albums - Alright, Still and It’s Not Me, It’s You - as well as a number of hit singles including The Fear and Smile.
‘Lily needs time to recover in privacy,’ the friend added.


source: dailymail

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