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Haim bassist reveals how she almost died at Glastonbury

Haim bassist reveals how she almost died at Glastonbury

Este Haim, the bassist of Haim has revealed that she almost died from a Diabetic seizure at Glastonbury Festival 2013.

"The last time we were here, I was on stage saying 'this is the best moment of my life', when suddenly I nearly had a seizure because I'm diabetic."

"I think we've had a lot of trials and tribulations on the road, there have been a couple of little mishaps," she said. "Glastonbury being one of them when I almost died.

"I was so out of it that I just didn't remember that I hadn't eaten. By the sixth song, I could feel my blood sugar levels plummeting really really fast. My eyes were kind of fluttering in the back of my head."

She continued: "My manager, he's the best manager in the world, he had to put chocolate on his finger and stick it in my mouth. [He had to] put it on the side of my cheek and rub it for a good two minutes before I could get back on stage.  I did the rest of the set sitting down like BB King."

Este carried on discussing the difficulties of suffering from type 1 diabetes as a touring musician: "It's due to the fact that your hours are always so different and food is never really constant. When you are trying to figure out, 'OK, if I am eating this food, how much insulin do I have to take?'

"There is a lot of different factors that go along to treating diabetes, it's exercise, it's diet and insulin.  Sometimes I can't exercise because I've spent the last 12 hours on flights or I'm exhausted or I don't want to exercise."

She added: "I think it's something that I have and I have to be responsible for it and own up to it and talk about it."

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