In 2011 the Liverpool’s footballer spent two weeks in the hospital after his appendix burst and he developed severe peritonitis.
Virgil van Dijk might actually be one of the best footballers in the English Premier League.
The Liverpool player has had an amazing season and might even finish it by lifting the UEFA Champions League trophy.
But in 2011, his life was in danger as he spent two weeks in the hospital after his appendix burst and he developed severe peritonitis.
“I don’t want to talk about it,” he told The Irish Times.
“It wasn’t simple. It was a period that I looked after myself for the first time in my life.”
He explained: “I couldn’t cook. I lived with another player and if you’re that young you think it’s easy.”
“We just had training. We’re not going to try and cook. We’re going somewhere to eat.”
“After I ate so much rubbish, the appendix was affected. I kept eating bad things. The appendix burst, and it was a very tough time,” he said.
“I learned so much about food and that we should value every situation we are in.”
He explained: “When something like that happens you think a lot and today I appreciate everything we’ve got.”
“I know that life is much more than football. We have family and it’s all about being happy and healthy.”