Ernie Reyes Jr.
‘Ninja Turtles’ Star Hospitalized
… My Kidneys Are Shot
6/11/2015 3:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former action star Ernie Reyes Jr. — who famously played Keno in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II” — is “fighting for his life” after suffering from kidney failure … this according to his family.
Reyes Jr. was huge back in the day — starring as Tai in “The Last Dragon,” Prince Tarn in “Red Sonja” … and he was the main character in “Surf Ninjas.”
He later transitioned into MMA — and went 3-0 in Strikeforce.
Now, 43-year-old Reyes Jr. is hoping for a kidney transplant after his own began to fail back in March. Since then, he’s been in and out of the hospital in Texas … and his eyesight is failing.
Ernie’s sister tells TMZ Sports … Reyes is in the process of getting on a transplant list — but in the meantime, he’s been receiving dialysis treatments 3 times per week.
We’re told the family has set up a fundraising page to help with medical bills and several folks from his films and TV shows — like stunt coordinator pals James Lew from “Rush Hour 2” and Andy Cheng from “The Rundown” — have pitched in.
Get well soon, man.