My heart stopped for 40 seconds: Amanda Holden

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AMANDA Holden revealed last night how her heart STOPPED for 40 seconds during her nightmare birth ordeal. Speaking of her hell for the first time in a world exclusive interview, Amanda told The Sun: “I was moments from death.” The brave star recalled how her husband spent seven agonising minutes of her hospital ordeal not knowing if she was alive or dead.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 41, lay stricken for three days in intensive care after suffering a massive haemorrhage following the birth of her longed-for daughter Hollie. Doctors had swiftly placed her under general anaesthetic as they battled to stem the bleeding. But despite their frantic efforts the situation worsened within hours.

Terrified husband Chris Hughes was ordered from the room as the life-or-death treatment continued and was left pacing the corridors, praying his wife would stabilise. manda said: “As much blood as they were putting into me was going out. It just would not clot.

“I lost about 13 to 15 litres of it all in all. For seven minutes Chris didn’t know if I was alive or dead.

“They literally ran out of my blood group in London. They had them on mopeds coming from everywhere with it.”

Trouble started for Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda shortly after she gave birth to 6lbs 1oz Hollie at lunchtime on Monday, January 23 — one week before her due date.