Strictly Come Dancing: Judge Darcey Bussell opens up on traumatic near-death experience

Posted on Nov 19 2017 - 10:39pm by admin

Darcey Bussell reveals her scary near-death experience Darcey Bussell reveals her scary near-death experience [Getty]

The 48 year old Strictly Come Dancing star suffered with pre-eclampsia during her first pregnancy in 2001, which almost killed her. 

Darcey revealed that she attributes her life to the skill and quick-thinking of her doctors and she now appreciates her good health. 

Speaking to The Daily Star, she said: “My first child was premature and I had pre-eclampsia and I nearly didn’t get through that.

Audi International At Guards Polo ClubDarcey with her husband Angus Forbes [Getty]

“I could have gone into a coma at any second. So I feel very lucky to be here… not to be overdramatic but I did nearly die. I was very lucky.”

She continued: “I was fortunate in that I was so drugged-up, which meant I wasn’t conscious when it was happening.

“I didn’t know what had happened until afterwards. So I was quite lucky in that. I didn’t realise the panic that was happening.”

'Strictly Come Dancing 2017' - Red Carpet LaunchCraig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Shirley Ballas and Bruno Tonioli of Strictly Come Dancing [Getty]

She added of her doctor Mark Johnson: “Mark saved my life. I don’t mean to be over-dramatic he certainly did. I owe everything to him.

“When I had my baby nearly two months early somebody died in another hospital of the same issue.

“And that’s because it was totally undetected. So I’m just lucky that Mark was totally aware of what was going on with me.”

Darcy Bussell with her two daughters Phoebe and Zoe in 2007Darcy Bussell with her two daughters Phoebe and Zoe in 2007 [Getty]

Strictly Come Dancing judges Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell comforted Shirley Ballas after she realised her errorDarcey Bussell on the judges panel with Craig Revel Horwood and Shirley Ballas [BBC1]

Despite the ordeal, Darcey is now a proud mother to daughter Phoebe, while she also went on to have daughter Zoe with her husband Angus Forbes. 

Darcey is a retired ballerina and currently one of the four judges on the hit show, Strictly. 

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