Jordan Banjo's heartache as he reveals fiancée almost died TWICE as she battled sepsis after giving birth to their baby

JORDAN Banjo has told how his fiancée almost died TWICE as she battled sepsis after giving birth to their second baby.

The couple announced they were expecting their second child last year – eight months after the birth of their son Cassius.

But after complications during her labour, Naomi Courts delivered their little girl Mayowa Angel via a C-section.

The Diversity dancer, 27, said six weeks later Naomi got "really ill, really quickly" following the birth of Mimi in July 2019.

Jordan has now revealed doctors were moments away from putting Naomi into an induced coma as her body struggled to fight the deadly infection.

Talking to OK! magazine, he said: "Six weeks after Mimi was born Na (Naomi) went into hospital, she had sepsis twice. She spent the better half of a month in hospital because she got really really ill really quickly.

"Na is okay now. I won't lie, at one point we were in hospital and it was a little bit touch and go.

"They were talking about, particularly, induced comas and stuff like that."

He added: "Na was in a really tough spot but she came back from hospital and within a week she was like, ''You need to go back to work, you need to do this and you need to do that.'

"As much as I take the Mick, I've got nothing but respect for her."

Sepsis is an infection that enters the bloodstream and triggers the immune system into action.

This causes the inflammatory response known as SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome).

The deadly condition was highlighted in Coronation Street last year after character Jack Webster developed sepsis.

The young lad had his foot amputated after the infection left his life hanging in the balance.

The deadly infection took hold after he grazed his knee playing football.

Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites can all trigger sepsis – though the most dangerous culprit is bacteria.

In developing nations, the condition remains a leading cause of death.

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