Lily Allen reveals Pan ballad was written for her late baby boy

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Lily Allen has revealed her late baby son inspired the heart-breaking ballad she wrote for the new movie Pan. The singer's son was tragically delivered stillborn six months into her pregnancy in 2010, and she says she wrote the song Something's Not Right in his memory.

Lily - who has since welcomed daughters Ethel, three, and two-year-old Marnie with husband Sam Cooper – opened up about her loss on Twitter.

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Lily Allen said her song Something's Not Right was written in memory of her late son

"5 years ago today I was admitted to hospital. 4 days later I delivered a beautiful baby boy, but sadly he didn't make it," Lily tweeted. "It's unlike me to discuss this sort of thing so publicly but I wrote this song in his memory when writing something for @panmovie."

The 30-year-old continued to tweet a link to the YouTube video for the ballad and asked her fans to donate to Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, in his memory.

The track includes Lily singing the emotional lyrics: "Something's not right, 'cause I know that it's day but it's dark outside, and I feel a weight in my heart tonight.

"We had forever, we never got it together. They kept telling me that it was unlikely, all I had to do was keep you beside me."

It is not the first time Lily has spoken of her tragic stillbirth; she previously told Jonathan Ross that it was "the most unfortunate thing that can happen to a person" as she opened up about her ordeal.

"I think it's difficult for anybody regardless of what world they live in, and actually what I took home from that experience was… Even though it was the most unfortunate thing that can ever happen to a person, I was fortunate in the sense that I have a loving partner to go home to and share that experience with," she said.

The star added, "There are many women – 17 stillbirths in the UK everyday – that go home and they don't have that support, they have to go home and deal with that on their own.

"So I am kind of in a bit of a – since that happened – in a 'count my blessings' scenario rather than feeling sorry for myself."

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