LATEST: Johnny Depp's daughter LILY-ROSE was lucky to survive a battle with the deadly E.coli virus, according to reports.
The seven-year-old was hospitalised in London earlier this month (MAR07) suffering a mystery illness. It was reported at the time that she had contracted blood poisoning after stepping on a rusty nail.
But a member of the production crew on Depp's new movie SWEENEY TODD claims her kidneys were shut down by the virus, which is caught through infected food and drink.
A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Everyone gasped when we were given the real reason for Lily-Rose's illness. It was touch and go for a while."
Filming on Sweeney Todd - directed by Tim Burton - was stalled while Depp and partner Vanessa Paradis kept a bedside vigil for Lily-Rose. It is due to resume next week (26MAR07).