Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX (4230145f) Lily Allen Kate Hudson Halloween party, Los Angeles, America - 30 Oct 2014
Lily was targeted by trolls online (Picture: Broadimage/REX)

Lily Allen has decided to quit Twitter after online trolls attacked her over the death of her son.

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The singer said she had post-traumatic stress disorder after her son died while she was giving birth to him in 2010.

Lily was targeted by trolls when she responded to a fan who asked when her mental health issues began.

She replied: ‘when I lay in a hospital bed with my deceased son stuck between my legs halfway out my body for 10 hours’.

One Twitter user replied: ‘are you saying that a British hospital left you, with a dead baby “stuck between your legs” for 10 hours? Liar!’

Another user said: ‘Not to be a d**k but I very highly doubt it was 10 hours’. Lily replied: ‘You are a d**k. And it was. I was there, you weren’t.’

A further user wrote: ‘maybe if you didn’t pump your body full of drugs you wouldn’t have miscarried’.

Lily Allen quits Twitter after trolls target her over the death of her baby son
Lily left her Twitter account in the wake of hurtful comments about her stillborn son (Picture: Neil H Kitson/WireImage)

She also posted a since-deleted Twitter poll asking: ’15-35 year olds who do you feel more marginalised by?’

Lily later tweeted: ‘My timeline is full of the most disgusting, sexist, misogynistic, racist s**t. Really, new levels. I’m no masochist so I’ll be back.’

On Friday, a message was posted from the singer’s account which read: ‘Hi, I’m Dennis, I’ll be looking after lily’s twitter for a while. I can only communicate in gif form, and I’m going on a hate blocking spree.’

It’s not known if Dennis is a friend of Lily’s or Lily herself under a different persona.

Since leaving the social media site, she has been chilling out with her daughters Ethel and Marnie as a ‘wake up call’.

Lily has previously spoken about a song she wrote about her stillborn son, called Something’s Not Right.

‘I delivered a beautiful baby boy, but sadly he didn’t make it,’ she said at the time.

Lily Allen’s rep has been contacted for comment.

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