Lily Allen Opens Up About the Heartbreak of Delivering a Stillborn Son

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Lily Allen opened up about the heartbreak of giving birth to a stillborn son in 2010 during an emotional interview on The Jonathan Ross Show.

"I think it's difficult for anybody regardless of what world they live in…it was the most unfortunate thing that can ever happen to a person," admitted the singer.

The Air Balloon singer told Us Weekly that, despite having to spend three weeks in a psychiatric clinic due to depression following the miscarriage, her husband, Sam Cooper, was a source of strength for her.

"Actually what I took home from that experience was…I was very fortunate in the sense that I have a loving partner to go home to and share that experience with," she said.

"There are…17 stillbirths in the UK every day… and there are many women that go home and they don't have that support, they have to go home and deal with that on their own so I am kind of in a…count-my-blessings scenario rather than feeling sorry for myself," said Allen.

Happily Allen, who also miscarried in 2008, has had two children since those early days trying to have a family. Daughter Ethel Mary was born in November 2012, and a second daughter, Marnie Rose, was born in January 2013.

Allen admits that she'd love to add another child to her growing family.

"I'd love a boy. And I'd also like another girl just so I can call her Auxiliary Jane or Pizza," the singer joked. "I quite like Pizza for a kid, or Megan Lolz that would be good. Megan Lolz."

Pam Wright