ALL BLACKS legend Jonah Lomu needs a new kidney.
Lomu spent a long spell in hospital in Auckland late last year due to kidney disease.
He underwent a kidney transplant eight years ago, but that organ – which was donated by his friend and Wellington radio host Grant Kereama – has stopped working.
“We were hoping to see some improvement but nothing has made any difference, so the next step is to try to find a donor,” Lomu told New Zealand Women’s Weekly.
The 63-test veteran is undergoing dialysis treatment for seven hours three nights a week and has lost 30kgs.
He tipped the scales at 119kg at the peak of his playing powers.
Lomu, who became rugby’s most recognised figure, scored 37 tries during his 1994-2002 All Blacks career and was the star of the 1995 and 1999 Rugby World Cups.« Back to Archives
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