Lily Allen Speaks About Stillbirth For First Time

Singer admits that she nearly died during the ordeal


by Rebecca Holman |
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Lily Allen has spoken publicly about the loss of her first child with husband Sam Cooper for the first time. Speaking to the Sun on Sunday, she said the stillbirth, which happened when she was six months pregnant, left her so numb she didn’t care when she nearly died from septicemia.

Speaking to the paper, she said, ‘It’s something that I still haven’t dealt with. I never will get over it. I have dealt with it, you know, as being at one with it.

‘I nearly died. But I was numb and I didn’t care. I’d just lost my baby and that is a reflection of how numb I was.’

Lily was taken to hospital in November 2010 after complaining of stomach pains. She was later diagnosed as septicemia, which resulted in a miscarriage.

In the interview, she also said that the tragedy bought her closer to husband Sam. ‘My husband and I shared this horrible thing together, but it kind of brought us closer.

‘I was so lucky to have him there because there are so many women who go through it on their own and have to deal with it with no support.’

*Lily supports Sands a UK charity providing support for bereaved parents and their families. Visit for support or help over stillbirth or neonatal death. *

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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