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Aaron Lennon hospitalised with ‘stress related illness’

Winger receiving treatment for mental health issues

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Everton winger Aaron Lennon is currently receiving treatment in hospital for a ‘stress related illness’ after being detained under the Mental Health Act.

The Daily Mail reports that Lennon was collected by police officers in a “precarious situation” near a busy motorway in Manchester on Sunday.

The report claims the police negotiated with Lennon for 20 minutes, before taking him to a nearby hospital.

A statement by Greater Manchester Police said:

“Police were called at around 4.35pm on Sunday, April 30, 2017 to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man. Officers attended and a 30-year-old man was detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act and was taken to hospital for assessment.

Everton have also released a statement regarding Lennon’s condition, saying:

“Aaron Lennon is currently receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness. The club is supporting him through this and his family has appealed for privacy at this time.”

Lennon has made 13 appearances for Everton this season but hasn’t featured since the goalless draw at Middlesbrough on February 11.

Everton have not commented on Lennon’s condition until now, merely stating that he was unavailable for selection.

Lets hope Lennon is now receiving the appropriate treatment and is on the road to recovery.

Get well soon Aaron!