36-year old actress Bijou Phillips, daughter of Mamas & the Papas singer John Phillips, is hospitalized in Santa Barbara with a blood infection and awaiting a kidney transplant.
She was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday night due to complications of her ongoing kidney disease. Phillips has been battling kidney disease for the last five years.
Phillips’ representatives said in a statement to People, “Bijou was born with small kidneys and has been quietly dealing with kidney disease for the last five years, including being on the transplant list.”
“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.”
Phillips is married to “That ’70s Show” star Danny Masterson.