Kieron Dyer to undergo liver transplant following illness 1 month ago

Kieron Dyer to undergo liver transplant following illness

Dyer has been diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis after undertaking tests in hospital

Kieron Dyer is to have a liver transplant after the Ipswich Town Under-23s manager has been diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis.

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Dyer was admitted to hospital to undertake tests earlier last week with Ipswich saying that the 42-year-old had been suffering problems with his liver in the last couple of years.

The former Newcastle United and England midfielder suffered a collapsed lung last month when featuring on Channel 4 show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares wins after suffering a cracked rib, which as a result, punctured his lung.

In a statement on the Ipswich Town website Dyer thanked fans for the support and to respect his and family's privacy at the time.

He said: “Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with a condition of the liver a couple of years ago, that would lead to me one day needing a transplant.

“Over the next week, test results will confirm when I need to go through this procedure.

“I see myself as a very positive person that will overcome this minor setback.

“I’m very grateful to the Club, the supporters and the general public for their messages of support over the past week.

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"I would like to ask everyone now to respect my privacy, and my family’s privacy.”

Wishing Kieron a speedy recovery and a successful operation.

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