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Sophie Ellis-Bextor recalls terrifying moments of parenting

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has revealed the stresses of being a mother and recalled a particularly harrowing experience of when her her first son developed the often fatal disease, meningitis. 

The 'Murder on the Dancefloor' singer revealed to The Guardian that both her pregnancies ended prematurely and her mother suffered "10 miscarriages", and that she has endured some terrifying moments as a parent to sons Kit and Sonny so far:

"I woke up at 6am on a Saturday, aware that he [Sonny] was late for his feed. I went to him, and he was the hottest thing ever, his feet blocks of ice. I didn't have a clue what to do. We rushed him to the hospital, they pumped him full of Calpol, and then took him off for a lumbar puncture, which I wasn't allowed to attend. It was my very worst experience as a mother."

She described the tribulations as "sobering", but added that she and her husband, The Feeling's Richard Jones "definitely want more children. How many? Well, if another pregnancy ends prematurely, then maybe we'll have to draw a line under it, but we always did like the idea, perhaps, of four."

She has recently confirmed a string of DJ set tour dates that will take her to Spain and Italy, and you can watch her perform her latest single 'Starlight' on KOKO Pop here: