Joss Stone has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season.
The Grammy-winning singer is “grateful” to be alive after surviving a harrowing childbirth that nearly took the lives of both mother and child.
Stone and her boyfriend Cody DaLuz welcomed their bouncing baby boy, Shackleton Stoker, in October — but it didn’t turn out to be quite the joyous occasion they had hoped for.
“You know, it’s nice to be alive,” she told ET during an interview published Tuesday. “It really is. I’m very, very grateful for it.”
Stone and DaLuz shared the harrowing details of her 32-hour labour and emergency C-section when they announced the Oct 18 birth of their newborn on social media.
“It was because my uterus was split,” she explained in an Instagram video thanking the 15 doctors at Vanderbilt Birth Center in Nashville, Tennessee, who assisted in her care.
“I’m very grateful because I thought I was going to have to be a single dad,” said the singer’s co-parent. “For about 20 minutes, I thought I was going to be on my own with a couple of kids.”
“So it got pretty scary, but thank God for them,” DaLuz continued. “They brought them back to me ... Everyone is happy and healthy.”
The couple also shares one-year-old daughter Violet.
The 35-year-old British vocal powerhouse recently released her first holiday album, Merry Christmas, Love. – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service