Johnny Depp's daughter had E.coli
Mar 23, 2007, 13:10 GMT
Johnny Depp - © CAROLINE TOREM CRAIG-LONDON FEAT Fame / Photorazzi
Johnny Depp's daughter was left seriously ill after reportedly contracting the potentially-fatal E.coli virus.
The Hollywood actor's seven-year-old, Lily-Rose, was hospitalised earlier this month with what was thought to be blood poisoning.
However, production staff on Depp's latest movie have now revealed what the illness was and claim the deadly virus caused Lily-Rose's kidneys to shut down.
An insider on 'Sweeney Todd' is quoted by Britain's The Sun newspaper as saying: "Everyone was shocked when we were told the real reason for Lily-Rose's illness. It was touch and go for her for a while."
Johnny - who also has a five-year-old son, John Jack, with long-term lover Vanessa Paradis - was distraught when Lily-Rose was initially hospitalised and kept a bedside vigil at the London hospital.
The 43-year-old star has often spoken about how his children have completely turned his life around.
He said: "I just want to watch my kids grow up and make sure they're healthy and happy. They are the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I never thought it was possible to feel such profound, deep love. Being a dad has given me great strength, great perspective, great calm. More than anything, I love being with my family."
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