Was Terrell Owens in hospice for prescription drug overdose?

Was Terrell Owens in hospice for prescription drug overdose?

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Oct 11, 2011 at 8:21 AM PDT
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Terrell Owens: From The Field To The Big Screen

Though his representatives are mum about the news, it has been revealed that Terrell Owens was rushed to an L.A. hospital last week after the 911 dispatcher responded to an anonymous call citing possible prescription pill overdose.

Law enforcement officials have confirmed to TMZ that Terrell Owens was rushed to an L.A. hospital last Thursday after the 911 crew received a call from an unknown person claiming the former NFL star was in a medical emergency. Owens was taken by ambulance to an L.A. hospital Thursday night and police spoke with the 37-year-old at the hospital, according to sources.

Although Terrell Owens has been released from the hospital, no one close to him has spoken out about the incident.

In a similar episode, the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver was infamously hospitalized back in 2006. Amid speculation that he tried to commit suicide by inhaling up to 35 Vicodin pills, Terrell Owens denied the rumors saying it was merely a bad reaction to painkillers.

At the time Terrell Owens admitted he had a dependence on prescription painkillers but later held a news conference on the matter and said, "The rumor of me taking 35 pills is absurd. I don't think I would be here if I had taken 35 pills."

The incident took place only one day after Terrell Owens announced his return to football after months of attempting to recover from a knee surgery during the off season.

“Obviously everybody has been wondering what’s been going on with the knee so the knee is doing great,” said Owens in his televised ESPN interview last Wednesday.

However, Terrell Owens admitted that his injuries were a major obstacle in the progress of his career.

“I've sustained a meniscus injury, shortly after that I sustained an ACL injury so really just going through that and going through some personal issues, personal problems within myself,” the unsigned free agent told ESPN.

Terrell Owens underwent surgery this summer to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament. The loud-mouthed legend was in South Korea in September for a stem-cell treatment meant to speed the healing of his knee, which was injured when he tore an ACL in March, and said that he could be playing “in a month or less.”

“I’m not gonna waste your time, so I wouldn’t expect you to waste my time,” Owens told ESPN. “When I step on the field, you know what you gonna get.”

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