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Danny Masterson is "optimistic" that his wife, actress Bijou Phillips, will receive a kidney transplant soon.

In a statement to Et on Friday, the 40-year-old actor revealed that Phillips has been "quietly dealing with kidney disease" for years.

"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," read Masterson's statement. "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," he added.

TMZ reported on Thursday that Phillips had been hospitalized in Santa Barbara and was in need of a kidney transplant after suffering a blood »

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