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Glenn McGrath recalls fear of losing second wife Sara

It’s been nearly 10 years since Glenn McGrath tragically lost his first wife Jane, after a decade-long battle with breast cancer.

And in Sunday’s Stellar magazine, the retired cricketer recalled the fear of losing his second spouse Sara, during a horror pregnancy two years ago.

Speaking of the birth that saw his partner struggling to breathe, the 47-year-old admitted: ‘(The doctor said she) was really ill and wouldn’t have lasted another 24 hours.’ 

‘The doctor said she wouldn’t have lasted another 24 hours’: Glenn McGrath, 47, recalled the fear of losing his second wife Sara, 35, during horror pregnancy, in Sunday’s Stellar magazine 

‘I remember the doctor looking deeply concerned. Later, he said Sara was really ill and wouldn’t have lasted another 24 hours,’ Glenn said of the emergency birth.

‘Her lungs were filling with fluid and she was struggling to breathe.

‘Afterwards he told us Sara was one of the worst two cases he’d seen in his career,’ the sports star went on to say. 

Horror pregnancy: 'I remember the doctor looking deeply concerned. Later, he said Sara was really ill and wouldn't have lasted another 24 hours. Her lungs were filling with fluid and she was struggling to breathe,' Glenn said of the emergency birth 

Horror pregnancy: ‘I remember the doctor looking deeply concerned. Later, he said Sara was really ill and wouldn’t have lasted another 24 hours. Her lungs were filling with fluid and she was struggling to breathe,’ Glenn said of the emergency birth 

Sara was required to go into labour, seven weeks premature, after waking up to a concerning pain in her ear.

With her blood pressure taken, the brunette was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with life-threatening pre-eclampsia.

The condition saw doctors administering countless steroids to build up the unborn baby’s lungs, however this only declined Sara’s health, requiring emergency surgery.

Fortunately, Sara survived and gave birth to the couple’s first child together, daughter Madison, now two. 

Turn of events: Sara was required to go into labour, seven weeks premature, after waking up to a concerning pain in her ear. With her blood pressure taken, the brunette was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with life-threatening pre-eclampsia 

Turn of events: Sara was required to go into labour, seven weeks premature, after waking up to a concerning pain in her ear. With her blood pressure taken, the brunette was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with life-threatening pre-eclampsia 

Their pride and joy: Fortunately, Sara survived and gave birth to the couple's first child together, daughter Madison, now two 

Their pride and joy: Fortunately, Sara survived and gave birth to the couple’s first child together, daughter Madison, now two 

Tragic passing: Glenn's first wife Jane (pictured) passed away from breast cancer in 2008, after a decade-long battle

Tragic passing: Glenn’s first wife Jane (pictured) passed away from breast cancer in 2008, after a decade-long battle

Sara Leonardi, who Glenn wed in 2010, is the media personality’s second wife.

Glenn tragically lost first wife Jane to breast cancer in 2008, after a decade-long battle.

The couple, who welcomed two children together, son James, 17, and daughter Holly, 16, created charity The McGrath Foundation in 2005, three years before Jane’s death.

Glenn and Sara continue to raise funds for breast cancer, and will take part in the New York marathon this November 5.  

Family: The couple, who welcomed two children together, son James (far right), 17, and daughter Holly (far left), 16, created charity The McGrath Foundation in 2005, three years before Jane's death 

Family: The couple, who welcomed two children together, son James (far right), 17, and daughter Holly (far left), 16, created charity The McGrath Foundation in 2005, three years before Jane’s death 

For a good cause: Glenn and Sara continue to raise funds for breast cancer, and will take part in the New York marathon this November 5 

For a good cause: Glenn and Sara continue to raise funds for breast cancer, and will take part in the New York marathon this November 5 

Read more: The full story is featured in Sunday's Stellar magazine, out now

Read more: The full story is featured in Sunday’s Stellar magazine, out now

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