Lily Allen's daughter impaled her neck on a railing.
The 'Not Fair' singer has slammed budget cuts to the National Health Service (NHS) after little Marnie, then two, had to wait in agony while her mother "held her chin together" because the local hospital was so short staffed.
Speaking to a News Roast podcast about the 2015 incident, she recalled: "My daughter fell outside our house and split her chin on a railing.
"I called an ambulance and they said it would take half an hour.
"It was a huge gash in a two year old's neck.
"Eventually I hailed a cab and was holding her chin together with a piece of flannel.
"At the hospital I asked: 'Where's A&E for my daughter? They replied: 'Just take a ticket and take a seat'.
"My daughter had a hole in her neck. You can't hold it against the doctors and nurses, it is not their fault."
The 31-year-old singer - who also has daughter Ethel, six, with estranged husband Sam Cooper - admitted she has seen the "decline" of the NHS firsthand and slammed "horrendous" budget cuts.
She said: "I've seen its decline. When I had my first baby, the midwife came every day.
"Only three years into a Tory government we had one visit. It was pretty bad. It's horrendous."
And back in 2013, Lily criticised the long waits she had to see a midwife following Marnie's birth.
She tweeted: "After speaking to the Brent midwifery team at seven this morning I was told to stay in all day and someone would be over to weigh my baby and do a jaundice assessment.
"Waited all day and nothing, not even a phone call.
"I know how over-stretched the health service is. But I can't help but think about how mothers with less financial and emotional support are meant to cope."