Hope Solo reveals doctor told her she was 'hours from dying' after miscarriage with twins

Hope Solo reveals doctor told her she was 'hours from dying' after miscarriage with twins
Hope Solo reveals doctor told her she was 'hours from dying' after miscarriage with twins

Former U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo revealed she was moments from death after suffering a miscarriage while pregnant with twins

Solo told Elle Magazine in an interview published Tuesday the devastating miscarriage occurred last year while she was running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. She told the magazine she and her husband, former NFL player Jerramy Stevens, had been trying to have kids and that a week went by before she learned she was actually pregnant with twins.

HOPE SOLO'S COMMENTS LOOM LARGE BEFORE US KICKS OFF WOMEN'S WORLD CUP MATCHES

“The doctor said I was hours from dying,” Solo, who is set to appear on the cover of Elle later this month, told the magazine. “They ended up having to remove my fallopian tube.”

A week later, Solo was in Orlando, Fla., for the election where she ran on equal pay for both U.S. men and female players.

HEATHER O'REILLY SAYS US TEAM 'NOT PERFECT' AFTER HOPE SOLO SLAMS COACH JILL ELLIS

“I didn’t expect to win, but I knew my voice was important,” she said. “That speech took a lot. Even before all that, it would have taken courage.”

Solo left U.S. soccer after the 2016 Rio Olympics in which the team lost to Sweden. Solo criticized the Swedish team, creating a controversy that ended with U.S. soccer suspending her for six months and terminating her national team contract.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE WOMEN'S WORLD CUP COVERAGE

The former goalkeeper criticized U.S. coach Jill Ellis prior to the team’s blowout win over Thailand. She said Ellis was a poor leader and someone who “cracks under pressure.

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

PREV Sport24.co.za | Jones 'reconfirms' he's staying with England until 2021
NEXT Sport24.co.za | 2011 Vuelta winner Cobo caught doping, paves way for Froome to take title