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Bill Johnson's health deteriorating

Updated: July 17, 2013, 4:57 PM ET
Associated Press

Former Olympic downhill champion Bill Johnson no longer wants to go through treatment after dealing with a life-threatening infection that has attacked his major organs.

Hospitalized since June 29, the one-time daredevil skier refuses a feeding tube, even though it hurts to swallow, his mom said in a phone interview Wednesday. He no longer wants supplemental oxygen or even antibiotics that could possibly help him.

He's tired of being poked with needles, sick of all the tubes attached ...

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