Actress Bijou Phillips was hospitalized with a blood infection and is awaiting a kidney transplant.
According to TMZ, the 36-year-old actress was rushed to a hospital in Santa Barbara, California, on Wednesday night due to a complication of her ongoing kidney disease.
Phillips’ representatives revealed on Thursday that the actress has been battling the disease for the last five years, recently undergoing dialysis treatments.
“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,” Phillips’ representatives said in a statement to 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,” the statement continued. “She recently found out one of her friends is a match and is optimistic that she will have a transplant soon.”
Phillips is the daughter of Mamas & the Papas singer John Phillips and is married to “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson.
She is a model, singer and actress who most recently appeared in a recurring role on the Fox comedy “Raising Hope.”
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