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Van Dyck at the age of 20 he feared for his life and left a will

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The Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has told how 20 years of age was hospitalized with acute appendicitis that led to peritonitis and kidney infection that requires urgent surgical intervention.

— I saw only the pipe around. My body was broken, and there was nothing I could do. At that moment, the worst thoughts started coming into my head.

My life was in danger. My mother and I prayed and discussed the possible scenarios. I had to sign some documents, a kind of Testament. Nobody wanted to talk about it, but we had to. This may be the end. I spent 13 nights in hospital and it was very hard, I could not go, — said van dyke.

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