Former All-Pro defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth shared a very sad update on his personal condition on Instagram Wednesday evening. Haynesworth is apparently at the Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee, where he is being treated for kidney failure. Beyond providing an update for fans and followers, Haynesworth’s post serves as a plea for potential kidney donors.
Well this hard for me to say but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans Some of you may know I’ve been battling kidney disease for a few years now the time has come family, friends and fans I’m in dire need of a kidney mine have finally failed me on July 7 2019. It’s hard to believe from being a professional athlete to only 8 season in retirement that my body has taken another major blow. First with the brain aneurism 3 seasons out of the NFL to now my kidneys failing me. But the bright side of this latest ordeal I can ask for help by asking for someone to generously donate a kidney. If you are interested in giving this precious gift please call Vanderbilt at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. GOD BLESS thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message. #VFL #TITANUP
Haynesworth has had a rough time, health-wise, since his retirement—in his Instagram post he mentions the two brain aneurysms he suffered in 2014, which Haynesworth described in 2016 as nearly fatal.