Kieron Dyer: Ex-Newcastle and England footballer hospitalised and ‘undertaking tests’

Former Newcastle and England footballer Kieron Dyer has been taken into hospital for tests – months after the 42-year-old suffered a a collapsed lung on Celebrity SAS. 

Dyer, who is now the under-23s manager at Ipswich Town also suffered hypothermia and a fractured rib on the Channel 4 show. 

Today Ipswich released a statement asking for ‘privacy’ for Dyer and have not said whether his latest problems are related to his time on the show. 

The club’s official website released a short statement saying: ‘The Club can confirm that Town U23 manager Kieron Dyer is currently undertaking tests in hospital.

‘Everyone at Ipswich Town Football Club sends their best wishes to Kieron at this time.

‘We ask everyone to respect Kieron’s privacy, and we will be making no further comment on the matter.’ 

Dyer’s appearance on the 2021 series of SAS: Who Dares Wins was beset by problems, and he took months to recover from his medical issues. 

The 42-year-old recently sustained a collapsed lung during an appearance on Celebrity SAS but it is not yet known if the two incident are linked (above)

The 42-year-old recently sustained a collapsed lung during an appearance on Celebrity SAS but it is not yet known if the two incident are linked (above)

The 42-year-old recently sustained a collapsed lung during an appearance on Celebrity SAS but it is not yet known if the two incident are linked (above) 

He was also forced to withdraw after cracking a rib on the Channel 4 programme

He was also forced to withdraw after cracking a rib on the Channel 4 programme

He was also forced to withdraw after cracking a rib on the Channel 4 programme  

Speaking afterwards, Dyer said: ‘There were quite a few things to overcome.

‘I’d had hypothermia, and I had a fractured rib, a collapsed lung, and one of my testicles was as big as an apple. 

‘When I had my first hospital visit my lung wasn’t picked up. I was about to fly but I didn’t feel quite right and went to hospital again and they spotted it.

‘It was lucky I didn’t get on the plane.’ 

Dyer said that he had to use painkillers to cope with his injuries. He said: ‘I had to mask the pain and pump myself full of paracetamol.’ 

During his time on the show he  revealed the emotional toll of being sexually abused (above)

During his time on the show he  revealed the emotional toll of being sexually abused (above)

During his time on the show he  revealed the emotional toll of being sexually abused (above) 

During the show, Dyer also revealed the emotional toll of being sexually abused when he was just ’11 or 12′ years old.  

Speaking to Ant Middleton and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, the former England footballer said that the abuse he sustained by his uncle ‘turned him into a monster’. 

Kieron – whose cracked rib forced him out of the competition – said in full: ‘I didn’t want to go on about sob stories or accomplishments, I wanted you to judge me from a clean slate, and yeah, I was a victim of sexual abuse when I was a kid.  

‘I was 11 or 12 from a family member and this monster, well this f**king p**k turned me into a monster, and for the rest of my life the amount of people I’ve hurt because of these personality traits.

‘Like family, dad, mum, wife, you can go on and on. I always had the mindset of do you know what, ’cause I’m a victim, this is the way I am.

‘I have just learned today when I come out of here, I’m not a victim of sexual abuse no more, because every time I’m a victim, he wins. Every time I hurt my family and they’re victims, he wins. I’m not a victim no more.’ 

Discussing the importance of having equipment like defibrillators at football stadiums, the ex-Newcastle player said it must be 'compulsory' for the coaching staff to know first-aid

Discussing the importance of having equipment like defibrillators at football stadiums, the ex-Newcastle player said it must be 'compulsory' for the coaching staff to know first-aid

Discussing the importance of having equipment like defibrillators at football stadiums, the ex-Newcastle player said it must be ‘compulsory’ for the coaching staff to know first-aid 

Dyer joined Newcastle 1996 in for £6.5million. During his time at the club he scored 36 goals in 251 appearances and went to the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004

Dyer joined Newcastle 1996 in for £6.5million. During his time at the club he scored 36 goals in 251 appearances and went to the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004

Dyer joined Newcastle 1996 in for £6.5million. During his time at the club he scored 36 goals in 251 appearances and went to the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004

Dyer was also present during the Newcastle and Tottenham game that saw a supporter receive medical treatment in the stands.   

Discussing the importance of having equipment like defibrillators at football stadiums, the ex-Newcastle player said at the time: ‘When you do your coaching badges, it’s compulsory that you do your first-aid.

‘Just having that bit of knowledge can help save people’s lives.’ 

The former midfielder retired from playing football at the age of 34 after an injury-hit career. He came through the ranks at Ipswich and made 117 appearances during two spells at the club.

However, the ex-England player retired from football at the age of 34 after an injury-hit career

However, the ex-England player retired from football at the age of 34 after an injury-hit career

However, the ex-England player retired from football at the age of 34 after an injury-hit career 

In 1996 he moved to Newcastle for £6.5million. During his time at the club he scored 36 goals in 251 appearances and went to the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2004. Following that he played for West Ham, QPR and Middlesbrough. 

However, he decided to end his 17 year career as a player and move onto coaching after being released by Middlesbrough.      

Dyer subsequently took up an academy coaching role at his first club Ipswich Town in 2014. 

He was then promoted o assistant manager of the U18 side in 2018 before taking charge of the U23 team last October.    

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