Lucy Mecklenburgh’s baby daughter is rushed to hospital


The former The Only Way is Essex star says she took her two-month-old baby girl, Lilah Rae, to the hospital – as she was suffering from bronchiolitis symptoms.

Lucy Mecklenburgh’s baby daughter has been hospitalized after contracting bronchiolitis from her two-year-old son Roman.


Lilah, who is just two months old, was suffering from “coughing and choking” before being taken to the hospital and put on oxygen.

Former TOWIE star Lucy, 30, accepted Instagramto explain the scary situation with her almost 2 million followers.


A photo shows baby Lilah lying in a hospital bed and being tube-fed as she battles the respiratory infection known to affect babies and children under the age of two.

Lucy shared the same picture of Lilah with hoses attached – with a list of the symptoms her daughter was suffering from. (Image credit: Instagram/@lucymeck1)

Lucy explained that her newborn contracted bronchiolitis from her brother Roman, who contracted the infection in preschool.


She said her daughter wasn’t “coping well” after a cough and was “choking on milk and saliva.”

Lucy wrote: “Today is #worldbreastfeedingawarenessweek and I wanted to share this monumental moment with you all. Lilah has been in the hospital with bronchiolitis since Sunday. She was tube fed and given oxygen.


“This moment is the special moment that she was properly breastfed again for the first time and it felt amazing.

“There are times in my travels with my two children when I have felt like I just want my body to myself for a day and at times I have felt overwhelmed by the responsibility of their relying so much on me be fed.”


Alongside the photo of Lilah, Lucy also shared a photo of her breastfeeding and thanked NHS staff for their help during the scary time.

What is bronchiolitis?


Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection that usually affects babies and children under the age of two.

Most cases go away within two to three weeks without treatment. However, some infants experience severe symptoms that require hospital treatment.


The early symptoms of bronchiolitis in children can be similar to those you may get with colds — such as sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, coughing, and a mildly elevated temperature of 100°F (38°C).

But other common symptoms that can develop include:

  • Fever
  • Finds it difficult to feed or eat
  • gasping
  • Dry cough
  • become irritated

If you find your child is developing any of these symptoms you should contact your GP or NHS 111.

Lucy Mecklenburgh


Lucy Mecklenburgh is a British television personality and model, best known for appearing on the ITV2 reality series The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 to 2013.

She has also appeared on other reality shows including BBC One’s gymnastics show Tumble (2014), Cycling Series, Tour de Celeb (2016) and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls (2017).


In 2012, Lucy started her own online fashion store called Lucy’s Boutique, which she promoted through her Instagram account. By 2020 she resigned as director as the business had accumulated almost £270,000 in debt and was struggling to turn a profit.

In 2013, it was announced that Mecklenburgh would start a new role as a regular columnist for New! Magazine.


The former TOWIE star is part of a fitness company.Results with Lucy’, the first online personal training and nutrition website to have six-figure subscribers.

She is signed to Select Modeling Agency and has featured in a number of campaigns including Barry M Cosmetics. Lucy also released her own clothing line with online retailer Pretty Little Thing.


The reality star has released a diet and fitness book called Be Body Beautiful, which she wrote with the help of her nutritionist and personal trainer.

  • Age: 30
  • Born: August 24, 1991 in Havering, UK
  • Lives: Cheshire
  • Relationship: Lucy got engaged to actor Ryan Thomas in June 2019.
  • Children: Lucy and Ryan have two children – Roman, two, and Lilah, two months old
  • Money: Reported net worth of £3.5 million.


Sam Faiers and Lucy Mecklenburgh were best friends at school before joining The Only Way Is Essex. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Sam Faiers was on The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 to 2014.

Faiers and Mecklenburgh were best friends at school before both starred in The Only Way Is Essex


Sam is a 31 year old British TV Personality from Brentwood, Essex.

Lydia Bright is known for starring in the reality series The Only Way Is Essex alongside Sam Faiers and Lucy Mecklenburgh. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Lydia-Rose Bright starred in The Only Way Is Essex from 2010 to 2017.


After ten years of friendship, they remain firm friends and recently became friends over both being pregnant at the same time.

Lydia-Rose is a 31-year-old British TV personality from Southwark, London.

Kate, who is now married to footballer Rio Ferdinand, was best known as Kate Wright in The Only Way Is Essex. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

Kate Ferdinand starred in The Only Way Is Essex from 2015 to 2017.

Kate and Lucy were close friends at TOWIE and still meet and date their children – who are similar ages.


Kate is a 31 year old British TV personality from Essex.

Personal life


Lucy Mecklenburgh was once engaged to Mario Falcone, another The Only Way Is Essex cast member, but their relationship ended in 2012.

She dated gymnast Louis Smith from December 2014 to February 2016, but they split as Smith was unwilling to settle down.


In 2017, Mecklenburgh met English actor Ryan Thomas while they were both attending Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. They started dating and got engaged in June 2019.

The Towie star shares two children with fiancé Ryan Thomas, a son who was born in March 2020 and a daughter who was born in May 2022. Ryan also has a daughter named Scarlet who he shares with his former girlfriend and co-star actress Tina O. brien