Johnny Manziel hospitalized due to change in medication

Marcus Newton
May 9, 2018

Former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel was briefly hospitalized Monday after having a bad reaction to a change in his prescription medication.

During an interview with Good Morning America that aired back in February, Manziel admitted to being diagnosed with bipolar disorder "about a year ago" and says he has been taking the proper medication.

Manziel, via Instagram, released a statement on the matter.

Manziel, 25, the 2012 Heisman Trophy victor and former first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, was admitted to a hospital in Humble, Texas, on Monday night, according to TMZ Sports.

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Manziel's rep, Denise Michaels, tells us ... Manziel had attended the JMBLYA concert in Houston on Sunday after playing in a celebrity golf tournament hosted by former Aggies teammate Mike Evans in College Station on Saturday. Manziel had an adverse reaction to an increased dosage of lithium, a drug which had been prescribed to him to combat bipolar disorder.

He went on to give his gratitude to hospital staff for "all that they've done in the last 24 hours".

Manziel won the 2012 Heisman Trophy and was taken in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Over the last few months, Manziel has also been upfront about his failure as an National Football League quarterback.

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