Former footballer Kieron Dyer (43) played eight seasons at Newcastle and won 33 caps for England. In the past, he was an expert on many English TV channels.
The 43-year-old now talks about a rare disease he suffers from, which required a liver transplant.
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is an inflammation of the liver, among other things. Dyer’s condition has now worsened, and he has been waiting for a new liver for six months.
– If I don’t get a transplant, my liver will give up. Then it has nothing to do with it, says Dyer in an exclusive interview with daily Mail.
Pretending to wait longer.
Sometimes there are some people who are waiting for transplants and have only a few weeks left to live. I’m constantly getting weaker, but I’m not in the super rush class, so I might have to wait a few more months before I get called up. There isn’t enough living for the people who need it, Dyer says.
The medical team reassured him hoping for the best, but at first he thought it was the worst imaginable.
– I was very scared when I was told that I needed a liver transplant. I thought it was over, Dyer says.
Dyer says he’s grateful they found out what was wrong with him, and that he wants to make a potential donor proud.
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