Former England midfielder Kieron Dyer has been diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis and will undergo a liver transplant in the coming days.
Kieron Dyer who is currently the football manager of Ipswich Town under-23 team was a contestant of the reality TV show Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins 2021.
His journey in the show ended abruptly when his lung collapsed. He had to be admitted to the hospital where he has been responding to treatment since October 2021.
After a series of medical examinations, doctors discovered that Kieron Dyer is suffering from primary sclerosing cholangitis. A statement issued by Ipswich Town confirmed that the 42-year-old retired footballer needs a liver transplant to regain his wellbeing.
The Club can confirm Town U23 manager Kieron Dyer has been diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis.— Ipswich Town FC (@IpswichTown) October 31, 2021
The best wishes of everyone at Ipswich Town Football Club remain with Kieron and his family.
Dyer revealed in a statement released by Ipswich on Sunday, October 31, that he has been managing a liver problem for a couple of years before the collapse of his lungs.
The former Ipswich Town player who had played for Newcastle United, West Ham United, Queens Park Rangers, before he retired at Middlesbrough in 2013, described himself as a positive person; adding that he would overcome the health challenge.
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.
“I would like to ask everyone now to respect my privacy and my family’s privacy.”
Kieron Dyer will remain the coach of the Ipswich Town under-23 team until further notice. He would have to put a pause to his punditry job until he fully recovers from his present health condition.
The former footballer who made 33 appearances for the Three Lions of England before he retired from international father is married to a British lady, Holly Dyer.
Kieron and Holly have been legally married since 2014. The marriage is blessed with two children, Kaden Dyer, Kie Dyer.
Despite being a public figure, the ex-footballer has been very private about anything concerning his family. Information about his family started coming out after his health challenge was made public.