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Friday, March 23, 2007

E. Coli Food Poisoning Was The Cause Of Lily-Rose's Hospital Stay

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Johnny Depp's seven-year-old daughter nearly died when her kidneys shut down after she suffered E.coli food poisoning, it was revealed today. Lily-Rose is recovering after spending nine days critically ill in an unnamed London hospital where her condition was said to be "touch and go". The Pirates Of The Caribbean star and his partner, 34-year-old Vanessa Paradis, kept a vigil at their daughter's hospital bedside earlier this month. Depp, 43, refused to return to the set of his latest film, Sweeney Todd, until she was out of danger, forcing filming to be stopped. E.coli food poisoning is commonly caused by improperly cooked meat, unpasteurised milk or water contamination. It is a bacteria which normally lives inside the intestines where it helps break down and digest food. But certain strains can get into the blood causing a rare but very serious infection. Staff on the Warner Bros set at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, were told the illness caused Lily-Rose's kidneys to shut down and she was lucky to survive. An insider said: "Everyone gasped when we were given the real reason for her illness. It was touch and go for a while."WOW!! What a scary situation for any parent to have to go through! No wonder her parents were by her side 24/7. I have read elsewhere but couldn't confirm the source that Lily-Rose will need a new kidney. So, it sounds like she probably is not out of the woods yet. Keep the Depp family in your thoughts & prayers!


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