Lily Allen has taken a break from Twitter after being targeted by trolls when opening up about the tragic circumstances of her stillbirth in 2010.
The singer has handed over her Twitter account to someone named ‘Dennis’ after suffering negative comments on social media about the death of her son.
Lily took to Twitter over the weekend to reveal that she has suffered with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after heartbreakingly losing her son while in labour seven years ago.
When one follower asked her what had brought on the mental health disorder, Lily opened up, describing the horrifying situation in which her son had passed away during a 10 hour labour.
Lily replied to the fan saying, ‘when I lay in a hospital bed with my deceased son stuck between my legs halfway out of my body for 10 hours.’
The ‘Smile’ hitmaker then attracted the attention of online trolls, who accused her of being a liar. The trolls accused Lily of being to blame for the death of her baby and suggested she had mental health issues.
One troll tweeted the singer claiming if she hadn’t taken drugs “you wouldn’t have miscarried.”
Lily replied: ‘I didn’t miscarry, I went into early labour and my son died from his chord wrapped round his neck.’
Many of the 31-year-old’s fans rushed to defend her with messages of empathy and some even sharing their own stories of losing a child.
One fan said, ‘Having lost one & then almost another myself I can only send you masses of love. xxx’ and a second agreed, ‘I’m really sorry for your loss. I’m also sorry that some people are so vile. All my good wishes x’.
A third added, ‘I’m really sorry for your loss. I’m also sorry that some people are so vile. All my good wishes x’.
Later that day Lily decided to take a break from Twitter, announcing that the negative comments had become too much for her.
She wrote, ‘My timeline is full of the most disgusting, sexist, misogynistic, racist shit. Really, new levels. I’m no masochist so I’ll be back x’, before handing over her account to a someone named Dennis, who tweeted:
‘Hi , I’m Dennis,I’ll be looking after lily’s twitter for a while.I can only communicate in gif form,and I’m going on a hate blocking spree.’