British singer Lily Allen almost died following her second miscarriage last year (10) – but insists she was so distraught over the loss of her child she had no concern for her own health.
The singer was devastated when she lost her unborn son with fiance Sam Cooper six months into the pregnancy in October (10) – two years after losing a baby with ex-boyfriend Ed Simons. Allen was hospitalized with septicaemia following the 2010 trauma, which can occur when fetal material left in the womb becomes infected.
She has opened up about her heartache in a new U.K. TV show and reveals she was critically ill in the days after losing her child. In British documentary Lily Allen: From Riches To Rags, she tearfully recalls,
“I got really ill after he died and I was admitted into hospital and it was really quite touch and go for a few days.
“It was amazing how my friends reacted so much more to me being ill then to actually what I felt was the devastating part. I couldn’t have cared less if I was on my death bed. I didn’t even feel it.”
Allen insists the tragedy has changed her into a better person, because she now appreciates what she does have:
“Even though what’s happened to me has been beyond devastating, it’s made me realise what I really have. I probably feel more compassionate towards things than I have previously.
“I spent a long time in a hospital bed and my outlook has changed. Everything has changed. I can’t believe how much of my life I spent complaining about things.”
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