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.
“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.”
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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.”
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.