2/16/2017 9:38 AM PST
2:30 PM PT — Bijou’s rep, Jenni Weinman, tells us, “Bijou was born with small kidneys and has been quietly dealing with kidney disease for the last 5 years, including being on the transplant list. 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 adds, “Bijou recently found out she has a friend that is a match and is optimistic she will have a transplant soon.”Bijou Phillips desperately needs a kidney transplant after suffering a blood infection … TMZ has learned.
The 36-year-old actress and socialite was rushed to a Santa Barbara hospital Wednesday night. Her husband, Danny Masterson, was by her side at the hospital. Sources tell us Bijou had been feeling sick and her fever spiked … prompting the hospitalization.
We’re told she’s been getting treatment for an ongoing illness.
She’s currently in stable condition, but we’re told she will need a kidney transplant.
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