Report: Bijou Phillips Rushed To The Hospital, In Need Of Kidney Transplant

Actress Bijou Phillips has been rushed to the hospital after suffering from a blood infection and is in desperate need of a kidney transplant, TMZ reports.

The star was transported to the Santa Barbara, California hospital on Wednesday night after “feeling sick” and experiencing a sudden fever spike.

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Phillips’ rep has since addressed concerns over her health in a statement, confirming that the 36-year-old actress is, indeed, awaiting a new kidney. “Bijou was born with small kidneys and has been quietly dealing with kidney disease for the last five years, including being on the transplant list,” her rep tells People. “In an effort to heal her body she has led a stress-free life with a vegan diet, which eventually wasn’t enough and she’s been privately having dialysis. She recently found out one of her friends is a match and is optimistic that she will have a transplant soon.”

According to TMZ, Phillips’ husband, Danny Masterson, was by her side as she received treatment at the hospital. She is currently in stable condition.

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Phillips and Masterson, both Scientologists, wed in Ireland in 2011. They welcomed their daughter, Fianna Francis, three years later.

ET Canada has reached out to Phillips’ rep for comment.



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