CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is a few weeks — if not days — away from having a kidney transplant.
Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says that doctors have told Johnson they are in the final stages of selecting a donor and that the surgery could be “imminent.” He says that Johnson’s son, Daniel, another relative and a stranger are under consideration as kidney donors.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Takes The Witness Stand, Describes Alleged Attack As Real And Like 'Something Out Of Looney Tunes Adventures'
In January, after he had a public dizzy spell he said that he’d been battling a kidney condition for more than three decades and was on a waiting list for a transplant. Since then, Johnson has, thanks in large part to an exercise regimen, lost 44 pounds.READ MORE: 12-Year-Old Girl Was Shot In Back During Fight Involving Large Crowd Near Millennium Park Saturday Night, Police Say
Johnson has said that after the operation, he should be back at work in three to five weeks.MORE NEWS: While Investigating Murders Of Abigail Williams And Liberty German, Police Seek Information On Social Media Profile With Stolen Images Of Male Model
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