Bijou Phillips Kidney Transplant: Danny Masterson Thanks Donor (PHOTO)
Danny Masterson shared an Instagram photo on Wednesday night of his wife, Bijou Phillips, and her kidney donor, Chris Wadhams, in their hospital beds following a successful transplant surgery. See the picture below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Phillips was hospitalized with a blood infection in February, and it was later revealed the actress/model would need a kidney transplant to recover. Masterson released a statement explaining that his wife had been “quietly dealing with kidney disease” for years, but her condition had worsened. He added, “She recently found out one of her friends is a match and is optimistic that she will have a transplant soon.”
Fortunately, Phillips is now on the mend after receiving a new organ from her male model friend Wadhams. Masterson posted an Instagram photo of his wife and her donor holding hands in their adjacent hospital beds, along with the caption, “My lady has been slowing dying for the past 7 years of an incurable kidney disease. She was given the gift of an encore by a tall angel. Our daughter will have a mother. We do not take lightly how incredibly fortunate we are.”
The “That 70s Show” actor added, “100% successful transplant. Now the real work begins for her to silence any chance of rejection. Our deepest gratitude to a perfect transplant team. And a life owed to a tall drink of water.” He concluded the post by writing, “Sláinte!” an Irish expression meaning “good health.” See the photo below.