British Celebutante Peaches Geldof stopped breathing for several minutes and could have died or suffered brain damage after a suspected drug overdose in her flat. Peaches is the daughter of Sir Bob Geldof, rock legend from The Boomtown Rats, and organizer of the Live Aid Charity Concerts. Socialite Peaches is quite the party girl, who hangs with Lily Allen, Amy Winehouse, Kelly Osborne and others. She was caught on tape in May buying drugs from one of Amy Winehouse’s drug dealers.
The 19-year-old was given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions by a friendl to keep oxygen pumping to her brain. Emergency crews raced to the scene on Sunday afternoon to find the party-loving part-time TV presenter â€“ daughter of Sir Bob Geldof â€“ unconscious. The incident brought back the tragic memory that Peaches’ mother, Paula Yates, died after an overdose in 2000.
Peaches was successfully revived at the flat in trendy Camden, North London. She began crying hysterically but then refused to go to hospital for fear her rock legend dad, organizer of the Live Aid charity concerts, would find out. Too late, Peaches- I imagine your dad has done what he said he would do if you turned to drugs: go ballistic.
A source said:
Peaches could not breathe for several minutes after suffering a respiratory arrest. Her friend had to give chest pumps and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. If she had not received this she could have died or she could have suffered brain damage. Peaches had gone into respiratory arrest, in which a patientâ€™s breathing stops but the heart doesnâ€™t. It was extremely serious and there is no doubt her friend saved her life.
Another friend told The Sun: â€œNo one could believe this has happened to Sir Bob Geldofâ€™s daughter, particularly considering what happened to her mother.â€
Amazingly, Peaches shouted at the paramedics who helped her! Her pal added: â€œWhen she came to, she started mouthing off and told the ambulance crew, â€˜You have to respect my privacyâ€™. She then told them to get out.And she refused to go hospital to have further treatment because she was worried about it getting out.”
Well, that’s one less thing for Peaches to worry about now. She’s been on the international party scene for quite awhile, and she’s only 19 years old. Sir Bob needs to take a look at Amy Winehouse and see what’s down the road for his little girl without an intervention.
Equally amazing was that Peaches was well enough to walk the red carpet last night at the European premiere of The Dark Knight, the latest Batman film. Just like it never happened at all.
photo: The Sun