James Arthur opens up about losing his unborn daughter with ex-girlfriend

James Arthur pictured with his ex girlfriend Jessica Girsts who suffered an ectopic pregnancy
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James Arthur has opened up about losing a baby

“But she actually said 'I think it's really important that you do' – just because there's so little information, and I would echo that actually.”

The emotive words include: ''I needed life and life came, and gave me Emily. You make me a better man than I'll ever be, ever be, ever be, because of you Emily.”

After becoming excited to become a dad, James said: "I remember at the time saying 'So you've got to wait 14 weeks, or whatever it is, before you can even celebrate this, and I was writing the songs about it – I'm going to be a dad.

“I was thinking about having the hopes and fears anybody would have having a child. And sadly it didn't work out.

“But the song was special to us, and we felt like it was one of the stronger songs on the record.

“And the record label were like ''we think you should release this song' – I guess to say this is a song to my future child which I still would call Emily. So it made sense to put it out like that. I was having a child. I guess it's a bit weird people hearing it.”

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg attaches itself to a cavity outside of the womb. Sadly the pregnancy can't be saved and the egg will be removed during an operation or by using medicine.

One in every 80 to 90 pregnancies results in an ectopic pregnancy.

The songwriter and Jessica split earlier this year after they dating in 2012 when she worked as a backing dancer on the series of The X Factor that James won.

They had split previously in 2015 before they patched things up and got back together in 2017.

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