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Bijou Phillips Undergoes Kidney Transplant

Actress Bijou Phillips is on the mend after a kidney transplant.

Her husband, Danny Masterson, shared the good news on Instagram, alongside a photo of Bijou and her unnamed donor.

Danny wrote, “My lady has been [slowly] 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. 100% successful transplant.”

He continued, “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. Sláinte!”

In February, Phillips revealed that she was born with small kidneys and had been privately undergoing dialysis.

At the time, her rep told People, “In an effort to heal her body she has led a stress-free life with a vegan diet, which eventually wasn’t enough and she’s been privately having dialysis. She recently found out one of her friends is a match and is optimistic that she will have a transplant soon.”