The singer has decided to speak about her grief for the first time to help others going through the same thing
Lily Allen has revealed that she almost died after losing her first child with husband Sam Cooper. The 28-year-old singer was six months pregnant when she suffered a miscarriage in 2010 and almost lost her life after she contracted septicemia.
‘I nearly died,’ Lily told The Sun on Sunday. ‘But I was so numb and I didn’t care. I’d just lost my baby and that is how numb I was.’
Although the Hard Out Here singer puts on a brave face, she admits, ‘It’s something that I still haven’t dealt with. I will never get over it. I have dealt with it, you know as being at one with it. But it’s not something you get over.
‘I held my child and it was really horrific and painful – one of the hardest things that can happen to a person.’
Lily’s a mum to two daughters – Ethel, two, and Marnie, one – with her husband Sam who she credits for standing by her side and supporting her.
‘I was overwhelmed by what an incredibly unlucky thing it was to happen,’ says Lily. ‘But I had this man standing by my side, who I knew was going to be with me for the rest of my life.’
Lily has chosen to speak publically about her grief to help others going through a similar ordeal. If you wish to seek support, you can contact Sands, the UK charity providing support for bereaved parents and their families.