Bijou Phillips Hospitalized After Quietly Dealing With Kidney Disease for Five Years

36-year-old actress may need a kidney transplant

By Kendall Fisher Feb 16, 2017 10:53 PMTags
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Bijou Phillips has been hospitalized.

E! News can confirm the 36-year-old Almost Famous actress has been silently suffering from kidney disease for several years and was taken to the hospital Wednesday night as she continues to deal with it. We're told she has been on the kidney transplant list and just recently found a donor.

Her husband, former That 70s Show star Danny Masterson's rep tells E! News, "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 weekly dialysis."

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Fortunately, the rep adds, "She recently found out one of her friends is a match and is optimistic she will be having a transplant soon."

Phillips and Masterson wed in 2011 and welcomed a baby girl, Fianna Francis Masterson, into the world on Valentine's Day in 2014. She just turned 3-years-old on Tuesday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

(TMZ was the first to report the story).