Manziel hospitalized after reaction to prescription meds

Johnny Manziel was hospitalized due to an adverse reaction to prescription medication after he attended the JMBLYA music festival in Houston on Sunday.

Denise Michaels, Manziel’s representative, told TMZ, “It seems like he had a reaction to an adjustment in his prescription. He’s fine and headed home.”

“Thank you everyone for your concern and kind messages,” Manziel wrote on Instagram. “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.”

Manziel, 25, is attempting an NFL comeback after spending the last two seasons out of the league while battling substance abuse. He played in the NFL’s Spring League last month in Austin, Texas, running for a pair of touchdowns in the finale. He has said he might give the Canadian Football League a try if no NFL teams offer opportunities this season.

The recently married Manziel has been vocal about the positive changes he’s made in his life as he hopes to return to football.

“It took me awhile to really overcome [substance abuse] and get to where I was comfortable with it, but once I did, I started seeing an improvement in all aspects of my life,” he said at the Spring League. “The people that I have around me … I have a good team around me and I’ve cut off a lot of the leeches that have been around me in my life and it was really needed and really necessary.”

–Field Level Media

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