Johnny Manziel issues statement on hospitalization over medication issue
Johnny Manziel on Tuesday issued a statement regarding his hospitalization Monday night, which has been attributed to a reaction to a change in prescription medication.
“Thank you everyone for your concern and kind messages,” Manziel said. “Unfortunately I 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.”
TMZ Sports is reporting that Manziel “addressed the incident” via social media, although there currently is no record of such, at least on his Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Manziel was hospitalized while in Humble, Texas, where he had participated in a golf tournament hosted by former Texas A&M teammate and friend Mike Evans.
When the story first broke about Monday’s hospitalization, Manziel’s rep, Denise Michaels, told TMZ the following: “It seems like he had a reaction to an adjustment in his prescription. He’s fine and headed home.”
Manziel earlier this year disclosed during an appearance on “Good Morning America” that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Former NFL star @JManziel2 reflects on 'mistakes,' reveals bipolar diagnosis in an exclusive interview with @tjholmes. https://t.co/gZfdnK5Ybz pic.twitter.com/eZl0XPpUzN
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 12, 2018
“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,” Manziel said in the February interview. “Because I know where that leads me and I know how slippery a slope that is for me.”