Former NFL defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth took to Instagram on Wednesday night to reveal that his kidneys have failed and he’s in dire need of a kidney transplant. The 38-year-old, who last played in the NFL back in 2011 with the Buccaneers, shared a picture of himself in a hospital bed along with the unfortunate news.
This is Haynesworth’s second major medical scare since retiring from the NFL just 8 years ago. He had nearly fatal brain aneurysms back in 2015.
“Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurism 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP”
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That’s terrible news, we wish Haynesworth nothing but the best.. Hopefully he can find a donor before it’s too late.
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