Lily Allen opens up about tragic loss of her first child

Published Sunday, Apr 13 2014, 15:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Lily Allen has opened up about the tragic loss of her first child in an emotional interview.

The singer, 28, has revealed that she nearly died but "didn't care" because she was so numb with grief.

Lily Allen performs at City Rocks at the Royal Albert Hall, in support of Coram, the world's oldest children's charity which is celebrating its 275th birthday this year - 2 April 2014


In a heartbreaking talk with The Sun On Sunday, Lily opens up for the first time about losing her first child with husband Sam Cooper in November 2010.

Lily, now 28, was six months pregnant at the time of the miscarriage and tells the newspaper she was left fighting for her life due to septicaemia (blood poisoning).

Lily Allen and Sam Cooper join other celebrities leaving a private party at an address in Marylebone

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She says: "I nearly died. But I was so numb and I didn't care. I'd just lost my baby and that is how numb I was.

"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."

She also reveals the upsetting detail that holding her dead baby was "horrific and painful - one of the hardest things that can happen to a person."

NME Awards 2014 at Brixton Academy, London, Britain - 26 Feb 2014
Lily Allen


Lily went on to have daughters Ethel, two, and Marnie, one.

The 'Hard Out There' star, who suffered a miscarriage in 2008 with then partner Ed Simmons from the Chemical Brothers, has chosen to speak about her trauma to help others who may be going through the same thing.

The singer supports Sands, a a stillbirth and neonatal death charity.

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