Lily Allen Hospitalized for Septicemia

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Things just keeping getting worse for Lily Allen.  She was rushed to the hospital Friday night where she is being treated for a potentially lethal blood poisoning disease called septicemia. This comes less than a week after the 25-year-old singer announced that she suffered a miscarriage. Allen was nearly 6 months pregnant when she lost the baby.

PARIS - OCTOBER 05: Lily Allen attends the Chanel Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2011 show during Paris Fashion Week at Grand Palais on October 5, 2010 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Lily was home recovering from her miscarriage with her boyfriend, Sam Cooper when her condition rapidly deteriorated on Friday. Only hours before an ambulance transported her to the hospital, she tweeted to her fans, “Thank you all for your kind messages.” The tweet was presumably thanking her fans for their support after her miscarriage.

A friend of Lily’s has stated, “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.” Lily’s publicist has also made a statement saying, “Lily thanks everyone for their messages of support and again asks that she and partner Sam Cooper be left alone whilst she recovers.” He added that she is currently “responding well” to the treatment.

According to WebMD, septicemia is a condition in which the body is fighting a severe infection that has spread via the bloodstream. The condition, if left untreated can be fatal. Although the overall death rate for septicemia is around 40%, only about 5% of people with no prior illness die from the disease when treatment is started early. Treatment for the blood infection is usually antibiotics given by IV.

Lily Allen has been through enough this week, let’s hope that she recovers from this horrible illness quickly.


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