Lily Allen opens up about losing her unborn baby: “It was horrendous, I would not wish it on my worst enemy”

Lily Allen has opened about the painful experience of losing her unborn son, revealing that it nearly killed her.


by Jack White |
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After suffering a miscarriage in 2008, Lily, 28, lost her first child with husband Sam Cooper in 2010 when she was six months pregnant.

Speaking about the traumatic experience to a UK newspaper, Lily said: “It was horrendous and something I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

Lily and Sam sadly lost their unborn son in 2010
Lily and Sam sadly lost their unborn son in 2010

“It’s something 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 horrific and painful – one of the hardest things that can happen to a person.”

Singer Lily said, while it one of the hardest things she’s ever had to go through, having Sam by her side helped her to cope.

“I was overwhelmed by what an incredibly unlucky thing it was to happen,” she said. “But I had this man standing by my side, who I knew was going to be with me for the rest of my life.”

They have since welcomed two daughters, but Lily makes sure they never forget their son

Days after losing her son, Lily was rushed to hospital with septicaemia and nearly died but she admitted that she was too distraught to care.

She said: “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 and Sam have since welcomed two daughters, Ethel, 2, and 15-month-old Marnie, but they make sure they always remember their son.

“We’ve got a little stone in our garden with his name on,” she revealed. “And lots of little things I do, rituals, I have him in mind.”

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