In a candid interview for Self, the 28-year-old explains that she underwent a second kidney transplant in 2017 after the kidney she had previously received had failed.
Despite the doctors' best efforts, her transplanted kidney had to be removed in May 2017 and she needed another kidney transplant. Her brother, who turned out to be a match, offered to donate his kidney, but the star had concerns about accepting it, considering how unsuccessful her first transplant had been with her father’s kidney.
“I was very depressed. When a family member gives you a second chance at life, and it fails, it almost feels like it’s your fault. It’s not. But it does,” Hyland said. “For a long time, I was contemplating suicide, because I didn’t want to fail my little brother like I failed my dad.”
For the Modern Family star, her boyfriend Wells Adams, who she started dating just days before the second transplant, has been a major source of support during the ordeal
“He’s seen me at my worst,” Hyland shared. “He was there through all of that. I think that’s why I feel the most beautiful in his eyes, because he still finds me beautiful after seeing all that.”
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