NATHAN LYON’S daughter has been admitted to hospital with severe flu – with her dad on the opposite side of the world.
Milla, four, was taken to Sutherland Hospital in Sydney just days after getting the flu jab.
But Australian spinner Lyon, 31, has been in England since May and now the Aussies are preparing for the Ashes.He was part of the side that reached the semi-finals of the Cricket World Cup before they were demolished by champions England at Edgbaston.
And he is due to stay in Britain with his girlfriend Emma McCarthy until the end of the Ashes in the middle of September.
But Lyon’s ex-partner and mother of his two children Mel Waring shared a picture of young Milla in a hospital bed, with her arm bandaged and a tube attached.
Milla was sat with two adorable drawings, showing friends Ava and Riley.
Waring wrote: “Sutherland hospital have been amazing.
“Milla has been showered with gifts and love from the staff and she loved her get well cards and gifts from Ava and Riley.”
Waring also encouraged followers to ensure their flu shots are updated, with Australia suffering with a fatal influenza season.
More than 300 people have died from flu in 2019 and the latest weekly Influenza Surveillance Report recorded 6234 cases of flu for the week ending July 7.
She wrote: “We only had ours last week and if we hadn’t things last night/today would have looked very different.”
In November, Milla celebrated her fourth birthday with dad Lyon sharing a lovely selfie of the pair, seemingly on the dodgems.
He said: “Can’t believe my little girl turns 4 today!! Time flies! Happy Birthday Milla!”
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Lyon is expected to play a key role in the Ashes series as the Australian side’s main spinner.
The tourists are looking to retain the Ashes after their 4-0 crushing of England in the 2017/18 series Down Under.
But they have lost the last four series to be held in England, in 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2015.