Johnny Manziel, the former NFL quarterback who is still hoping to return to the league, was taken to a Humble, Tex., hospital Monday and treated for what his spokeswoman said was a reaction to his prescription medication.
Manziel posted a short statement on Instagram, writing that he “had a reaction to an increased dosage in Lithium which I take for my Bipolar disorder.
“It was a scary moment and I’m especially grateful for the staff at the hospital and all that they’ve done in the last 24 hours,” he wrote.
TMZ Sports first reported the news.
Manziel, 25, said earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is on medication, telling “Good Morning America” that he is “working to try to make sure I don’t fall back into any type of depression because I know where that leads me and I know how slippery a slope that is for me.”
A Texas native, he was playing in a golf tournament Saturday hosted by his former Texas A&M teammate Mike Evans, now with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sunday, Manziel and friends attended the JMBLYA Music Festival in Houston.
Manziel, the 22nd overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2014 NFL draft, partied his way out of the league after two tumultuous seasons and has been trying to work his way back in, of late playing in the fledgling Spring League. NFL scouts were in attendance, but he remains a free agent and has said he will play in the Canadian Football League, where the Hamilton Tiger-Cats hold his rights, if he is not signed.
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