Love Island legend rushes daughter for medical treatment as she gives update

Shaughna Phillips and Lucia
-Credit: (Image: OK! Magazine/David Cummings)

Ex-Love Islander Shaughna Phillips has revealed she rushed her 14-month-old child to hospital this weekend. Shaughna took her daughter, Lucia, to urgent care after fearing she had an infection following a cut to her finger.

Taking to instagram, Shaughna posted a snap of young Lucia sleeping on her after her ordeal. Explaining what happened, the devoted mum of one wrote: "A little trip up Urgent Care today."

Shaughna then went on say while the ordeal was scary, her little girl has recovered. "She's absolutely fine but hurt her finger the other day and I thought it had become infected."

"She was such a little angel for the nurse and got the all clear for infection (yay) Just gotta keep an eye on it and continue to bathe it in salt water. She's not fell asleep on me forever and I'm loving every second."

Shaughna Phillips with Lucia
Shaughna Phillips rushed her daughter to urgent care -Credit:Instagram

Shaughna then shared an image of her daughter's finger looking inflamed and swollen. Shaughna wrote, alonside a sad face emoji: "Her lil finger hurts my heart."

"I just want to wrap her in bubble wrap with a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, shin pads, gum shield and goalkeeper gloves. Is that too much to ask?"

Shaughna rose to fame on season six of Love Island where she was 'dumped' from the villa on Day 33. After leaving the show, Shaughna met Lucia's father, Billy Webb - who was sentenced to 9 years in prison back in January 2023.

Shaughna Phillips
Love Island star Shaughna Phillips' poses with her daughter -Credit:Instagram/Shaughna Phillips

Shaughna has since split from Billy and has been raising Lucia on her own. However, Shaughna has told OK! that Lucia still has a relationship with her dad as she takes her to visit him in prison.

Shaughna said: “It’s not a decision I made lightly and I won’t lie, the first time I took her was really scary and daunting,” she says. “I don’t think it hit me what was happening until I got into the building. I was so nervous but it was never a question for me. I always knew I was going to take Lucia to visit her dad.

“Although it’s the last place on earth I’d hope to take a baby, I just felt like I owed it to her. Billy’s obviously missed out on a lot in her life due to his actions but I was never going to stand in the way of him being a dad.”

Shaughna Phillips
Shaughna has been raising Lucia as a single mum -Credit:@shaughnaphillips/Instagram

Shaughna has also recently opened up to OK! about living with grief after losing her dad to cancer when she was 22 years old.

Shaughna said: "When someone you love is going through that, the only thing you have is hope. Even when my dad was in the hospice we still had hope because it felt like without it, we were kind of giving up on him."

She continued: "My dad was denied time, and that was the thing he would have loved to have the most, but he didn't get it. So what an absolute travesty if I wasted my time - the one thing no-one is guaranteed to have - just being sad. My dad would absolutely shake me if he thought I was just being miserable because he isn't here."