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Sunday 26th May 2019

Lady Colin Campbell reveals she almost died after sepsis diagnosis

It was a close call for the jungle celebrity

Former I'm A Celebrity star Lady Colin Campbell has lived in the Australian jungle with a number of deadly critters that could have given her a fatal nip.

She has now has opened up about a killer diagnosis that could've taken her life.

The 67-year-old star appeared on Loose Women and told the panellists about the moment when she thought that her life was over.

Lady C said that she thought it was an upset stomach, brought on by eating some dodgy seafood.

Fortunately, she described how she was feeling to her brother-in-law and he, in turn, helped save her life.

She said: “A week ago on Wednesday I went to a smart restaurant and had scallops.

“Thursday I felt dodgy so I went to the doctor.

"On Saturday I was making a bank transfer and he said good morning, I thought it was Friday evening.

“My bladder had completely shut down. I realised something traumatic was happening.

“I phoned my brother-in-law, he said, ‘You absolutely need to get yourself to a hospital immediately.’

“You need to be catheterised, and anti-biotic to be changed.

"You have sepsis, the classical symptoms of sepsis.”

Lady C revealed that she was laid up for a week as she had treatment.

She also spoke out about how she was just hours from dying at one stage and without a proper diagnosis, wouldn't be here now to tell the tale.

She said: “[The symptoms] vary, everybody should Google sepsis - confusion, the wrong day, it’s a sign, any organ that shuts down, if you can’t urinate properly.

“I realised something dramatically terrible is going on.

“Your body is literally shutting down.

“The infection gets into your blood, it sends a message into your brain, and to protect the brain your organs shut down.”

She was so sick at one stage that she worried about her personal affairs.

Lady C revealed that she was in such a mess with her finances and a will, that she thought that her children Dima and Misha would miss out on their inheritance.

She added: “They knew how ill I was.

“My major concern was that I was going to leave my affairs in such a mess that they would end up penniless. I need to update [my will].

“It’s not only making a will it’s saying to the children that this is what you do, this is what you don’t do.

"There are orderly ways of dealing with things financially.”

Thankfully Lady C is now getting back to her best and you will pleased to know that her vicious tongue hasn't been affected!