25 Sep '11, 2am

New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu admitted to hospital for kidney-related ailment

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu has been admitted to hospital after suffering a kidney-related ailment. The Auckland District Health Board said on Sunday that Lomu was in the renal and liver transplant ward but would not comment on his condition. The 35-year-old Lomu, who played 63 tests on the wing for the All Blacks between 1994 and 2002, was diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome, a serious kidney disorder, in 1995. He received a kidney transplant in 2004. The Herald on Sunday reported his wife, Nadene, as saying: 'All I can say is my husband is stable and until we know exactly what's wrong we are not prepared to comment.' Last month, Lomu was revealed as one of 12 sports stars who would step into the boxing ring at a charity event in December. He also appeared at the opening ceremony for the ongoing Rugby World Cup in New Zealand and was one...

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