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17/11/2014 03:48 GMT | Updated 17/11/2014 03:59 GMT

Kellie Maloney's Sex Change Cancelled, Transgender Boxing Coach 'Devastated' After Gender Reassignment Surgery Was Deemed A 'Health Risk'

Kellie Maloney has been left “devastated” by the news that she won’t be able to go ahead with her gender reassignment surgery, according to reports.

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The former boxing coach had planned to take the final step in her transgender journey by having a sex change operation this January, but The Sun have reported that it has now had to be cancelled after it was deemed a “health risk”.

Kellie had undergone facial reconstructive surgery in Belgium earlier this month, but stopped breathing due to a suspected heart murmur, which it’s thought was brought on by a reaction to anaesthetic.

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