Johnny was due to start filming Sweeney Todd in England when Lily-Rose was struck down by the undisclosed illness nine days ago. A hospital source is quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: “They are worried sick, but Lily-Rose is getting the very best treatment available. Johnny has not asked for any special favours but just wants the best for his child, like any parent.
“It is such a difficult time for him but he is hanging in there for the sake of his daughter and the whole family is just praying that she gets better. They are taking each day as it comes.
“It’s been an emotional rollercoaster for all of them, and he has been finding it hard keeping it together. He’s a devoted dad and is spending as much time as he can with Lily.”
Johnny and Vanessa who also have a four-year-old son John Jack – have been using a staff entrance to enter the hospital without attracting attention and are arriving for visits in a blacked-out car.