UK Singer Lily Allen, who only days ago lost her baby in a miscarriage, has been rushed to the hospital suffering from septiceamia, a potentially fatal infection of the blood, according to reports out of the UK.
If left untreated, the bacterial blood condition can develop into septic shock.
Allen was six months pregnant when she miscarried the baby she had been expecting with boyfriend Sam Cooper last Monday.
She had been recovering at home in Gloucestershire but was yesterday taken to hospital by ambulance, according to London’s Daily Mail.
Allen is reportedly “responding well” and “continues to improve,” her rep told The Mail.
“Lily thanks everyone for their messages of support and again asks that she and partner Sam Cooper be left alone whilst she recovers.”
Lily tweeted that she was still “very sick” but thanked fans for their support and making her strong.
Symptoms of her illness develop rapidly and may include a high fever, violent shivering, faintness, delirium and loss of consciousness, as well as cold and pale hands and feet and rapid, shallow breathing.
Sufferers are normally given antibiotics to fight the infection.
Almost three years ago, Allen suffered a miscarriage during her relationship with musician Ed Simons.