According to a post on his Instagram, Haynesworth was hospitalized on July 7 after both his kidneys failed him.
"Well, this is hard for me to say, but my doctors said I should reach out to my family, friends and fans", Haynesworth wrote.
He played with Tampa Bay and New England in 2011, which turned out to be his final season.More news: NSW 26 - 20 Queensland | 10 Jul 2019
He also shared that he nearly lost his life to a brain anuerism three years after retiring from the NFL.
He made two Pro Bowls and was named an All-Pro twice.
Haynesworth was selected by the Titans with the 15th overall pick in the 2002 National Football League draft after a standout career at the University of Tennessee.More news: Denise Nickerson Photos, News and Videos
He asked those interested to call the Vanderbilt Transplant Center in Nashville at 615-936-0695 and hit option 2. "Gold bless thank you for your prayers and thanks for sharing this message". As a free agent in 2009, he signed a mammoth contract with the Redskins worth $100 million over seven years, with a record $41 million in guarantees and performance incentives that could have added as much as another $15 million.
Albert Haynesworth shared a heartbreaking post on Instagram Wednesday as he sits in the hospital with failing health. In his career, Haynesworth posted 30.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and 347 tackles.
Haynesworth, who played with the Titans, Redskins, Patriots, and Buccaneers during his 10-year career, said he has been battling kidney disease for a few years and things have taken a turn for the worse.More news: Seoul denies Japan claim of North Korea sanctions violations