Lily suffers blood infection, hospitalised

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 19:49 PM IST

London: Days after losing her baby, singer Lily Allen was rushed to hospital with septicaemia, a potentially life-threatening blood infection.

The singer was six months pregnant with boyfriend Sam Cooper but she miscarried the baby and was recovering at home in Gloucestershire. The singer was taken to the hospital following the problem yesterday, the Daily Mail reported.

"Lily had been recuperating at home with Sam and her family, but she has been taken back to hospital and is getting the best care possible at the moment. Everyone is extremely concerned, but she is in the best place and luckily she was admitted quickly," a friend of the singer said.

Hours earlier, Allen had taken to her twitter page to thank her fans for their support.

"I`m still very sick but the messages are helping me to be stronger. Thank you. Thank you for all your kind messages," the 25-year-old star wrote on her page.

Allen, daughter of comedian and actor Keith Allen, started dating 32-year-old Cooper, a builder, last year and has referred to him as "the love of my life".

It is her second miscarriage. She had lost a baby in 2008 when she was dating Ed Simons.

Septicaemia is a bacterial infection of the blood and is usually triggered by an infection in another part of the body, such as pneumonia, meningitis, bladder infections or even a tooth abscess. The condition can occur after a miscarriage if any foetal tissue left inside the body becomes infected.

PTI