Jonah Lomu back in hospital

2012-02-26 12:12
Jonah Lomu (File)

Wellington - The wife of former All Blacks winger Jonah Lomu says the ailing rugby star is again in hospital receiving treatment for kidney failure.

The 36-year-old Lomu received a kidney in a transplant operation in 2004 after his own kidneys failed as a result of the rare illness nephrotic syndrome.

Lomu revealed in an interview with a women's magazine last month that his donor kidney had stopped working and he would have to undergo regular dialsysis treatement until a second transplant could be performed. He said he had lost 30kg since September when his health began to deteriorate.

Nadine Lomu, who is also Lomu's manager, told Television New Zealand on Sunday her husband had been admitted to hospital but was fighting "a great battle" against his illness.

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