Lily recovers from serious condition
SINGER Lily Allen has received messages of support after being struck down with septicaemia.
People from all over the county have wished her well after she was struck down with the infection just days after suffering a miscarriage.
The 25-year-old singer, who owns a home near Stroud, was admitted to hospital for treatment for the serious blood condition on Friday.
She was said to have been recovering from the miscarriage and was spending time in the county, at her new home in Cranham, when she was taken ill.
Nigel Cooper, chairman of the parish council in Cranham, where Lily has bought a £3 million home, said the thoughts of the village were with her.
He said: "Obviously I heard the news that she had lost her baby, which is very, very sad and, like everyone here in Cranham, I was very sorry to hear it.
"I'm quite taken aback actually.
"It's so sad when you lose a baby, and then to have something like this as well is terrible."
Meanwhile, messages of support for the star have been flooding onto our website www.thisisgloucestershire. co.uk from concerned residents.
Andrew, from Stroud, wrote: "I hope you get better Lily.
"Blood poisoning is a horrible thing to have to go through, especially after such horrible news about your baby.
"The people of Stroud are thinking of you."
And another resident, who did not give their name, wrote: "This is really horrible news.
"It's just typical isn't it that something like this can happen less than a week after something as horrible as a miscarriage."
Miss Allen's publicist said: "She is responding well to treatment and her condition continues to improve.
"Lily thanks everyone for their messages of support and again asks that she and partner Sam Cooper be left alone whilst she recovers."
Lily had indicated she was unwell to fans on her Twitter site last week.
She tweeted: "I'm still very sick but the messages are helping me to be stronger. Thank you xx."
On October 30, she had tweeted: "Say a little prayer x" before a spokesman revealed the couple had lost their baby.
Friends of the star, who previously had a miscarriage when she was dating Chemical Brothers star Ed Simons in 2008, sent messages of support to the singer.
Myleene Klass tweeted: "Lily Allen and her partner Sam. I am so truly sorry and sad for you both and your family."
Emma Bunton wrote: "Thinking of Lily Allen and her partner at this very sad time. Sending them lots of love."
Lily recently hit local news headlines after shelling out £3 million to buy Old Overton House.
Her father, actor Keith Allen, lives 10 miles away in Minchinhampton.