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Jessica Knowles talks 'life threatening' sepsis nightmare

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
5 March 2017
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Jessica Knowles has revealed her terrifying ordeal after being admitted to A&E with septic shock on Valentine's Day. Writing about the experience on her HELLO! blog, the mum-of-one explained: "I was admitted to a&e with septic shock. After a week of iv antibiotics, a lot of pain and scaring the hell out of my family once again, I was allowed to return home… Arriving at the hospital… I was aware something was seriously wrong. It became apparent that we were dealing with something life threatening and when I didn’t respond to 3 types of antibiotics it wasn’t looking good."

Jessica spoke about her illness

Jessica, who was given the all clear after battling cervical cancer back in 2016, recovered from the illness and has revealed that she will be taking a year off in order to rest following the scary experience. "An entire year to read books instead of working, bake with Eddie instead of doing house work and hang out with friends instead of working my butt off in the gym," she wrote. "I love a tidy house and I enjoy exercise so I know I'll get round to both – I'm just not going to stress about when. I’m not going to stress about anything and that’s probably the most healthy thing of all!"

Jessica is now taking a year to rest

The 28-year-old has previously spoken about how difficult the last few months have been after separating from her husband Nick Knowles, suffering a miscarriage and losing her beloved gran. She said: "I've been to hell and back. My whole life has fallen apart. I've lost two people I love and I’ve been seriously ill…I had to put away wedding albums and separate our belongings… It was so hard. It just started to feel like I was beginning to breath and then this happened." Now, Jessica has revealed how she plans to take care of herself, saying: "There are a few things that I’ve put into place that have helped me immensely when I am ‘recovering’. I think the key is that I need to bring them all into my daily life when I feel well – not just when I’m severely ill."

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