The former Titans defensive tackle announced Wednesday on Instagram he has been battling kidney disease for the last several years and now needs a new kidney. The 38-year-old Tennessee resident shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed and pleaded for a donor.
Haynesworth, who's been battling kidney disease for a few years, said his kidney failed on Sunday.
Haynesworth went on to say that his kidney failed him on July 7, 2019.
"Well, this is hard for me to say, but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans", Haynesworth wrote. "But the bright side of the latest ordeal is I can ask. someone to generously donate a kidney". He suffered a brain aneurysm almost three years after retiring from the NFL.More news: Trent Boult craves revenge and hopes for Australia in World Cup final
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After starring at Tennessee, Haynesworth was drafted in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
He made two Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro twice. "GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message".
Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason National Football League game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona.
For his career, Haynesworth complied 30.5 sacks.
Haynesworth revealed in a 2016 Nashville radio appearance that he'd had a brain aneurysm two years earlier. Here's his full statement on the matter from Haynesworth's heartbreaking Instagram post.