Staff at the hospital had to resuscitate the new born baby when she stopped breathing and became completely unresponsive.
The wife of heavyweight boxing world champ, Tyson Fury, recalled holding her daughter “dying in her arms” after a traumatic birth.
Paris Fury, 31, welcomed her and husband Tyson Fury’s sixth child, a baby daughter, into the world earlier this year.
Athena was born with an incredibly fast heartbeat, over 300 beats a minute, whilst it should be around the 120 mark, reports Mirror Online.
Doctors rushed to try and slow the baby’s heartbeat down but Paris revealed it caused “a load of other complications”.
Explaining how they were transferred from the Royal Lancaster Infirmary to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, she told OK! magazine : “We went over there and they sedated her and put her on an incubation, where they put a tube down her throat to breathe.
“They put her on tablets to slow her heart down and when they took her off the tube, they thought it was going to be normal.
“But I think the accumulation of sedatives, painkillers, beta blockers for her heart and everything was just too much.”
Adding: “She was in my arms and she stopped breathing and became completely unresponsive. Her heart rate was fading away – she was dying in my arms.
“They took her off me, put her on the table and resuscitated her. Tyson came running in. It was horrific.
“They managed to get her heart going and everything stabilised.”
Luckily for the couple, Athena recovered quickly and she was “completely clear and fine” when she came out of the hospital.
However, understandably, Paris struggled to sleep for the first few weeks after they returned home, keeping an eye on her daughter 24/7.