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.


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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