Lily Allen Shares Her Fears

July 1, 2014

Lilly Alen,  Glastonbury

Lily Allen, a 29 year old superstar and mother of two, shared some of her fears in a recent interview. The British pop star revealed that her daughter, Ethel, was born with laryngolalacia, a condition that causes the larynx to collapse.

Her daughter’s life-threatening condition is hard on anyone, especially on a 12-months-old baby and her parents. Allen said that her daughter had to be fed through a tube for several months.

The “Hard Out Here” singer had miscarried her first child, a baby son, after a six-month pregnancy, back in 2010. That made her fears about baby Ethel’s well-being even worse.

“It’s basically a problem with the throat. She was working so hard to breathe, to just exist really, and she wasn’t gaining any weight at all.

All I wanted to do was just breast-feed her and to sit there in my chair with her and spend those precious hours into the night looking after your child.

When we lost our first, I remember thinking it’s just so bizarre that I seem to have all these really unique experiences, you know, the highs along with the lows. From playing on the main stage at Glastonbury to 70,000 people to losing a child, it’s just, everything seemed to be extremes.”

Lilly and her husband, Sam Cooper, have two children. The mentioned Ethel, now two, and 16-month-old Marnie.