Johnny Manziel Hospitalized After Reaction To His Meds

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*****UPDATE: Manziel released a statement on his hospitalization via Instagram*****

Johnny Manziel was hospitalized Monday night, claims new report from TMZ. The 25-year-old free agent was taken to a Humble, Texas hospital Monday for what his spokesperson claims was  “a reaction to an adjustment in his prescription.”

He is reportedly “fine and headed home.”

The prescription could very well be for bipolar disorder, a brain disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs. Last year, Manziel appeared on Good Morning America and revealed that he suffers from the condition. It remains purely speculative if Manziel’s hospital visit was tied to his bipolar medication prescription.

“I am taking medication for bipolar, and I am 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,” he told Good Morning America at the time.

This weekend, Manziel played in golf tournament Saturday hosted by his former Texas A&M teammate and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans. Sunday, Manziel and friends attended the JMBLYA Music Festival in Houston. Although it seems like a raucous weekend, it should be noted that Manziel gave up drinking months ago in an attempt to right the ship.

Manziel’s hospitalization comes in the midst of the former Heisman Trophy winner trying for an NFL comeback–throwing at the San Diego and Texas A&M Pro Days and participating in the Spring League.

[h/t TMZ]

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