Everton winger Aaron Lennon has issued a statement thanking – among many others – the fans for their support during the summer.
Lennon was treated for mental health issues after being admitted to Salford Royal Infirmary following concerns for his safety. He has, however, returned to training and said that there is “amazing support” for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation.
In a statement on his social media accounts, Lennon said, “It’s great to be back after a difficult period.
“I’ve had a good first week of training and can’t wait to kick on now.
“I want to thank all the staff and patients at The Priory in both Darlington and Altrincham and all the staff at Salford Royal Hospital.
“The support I’ve had from Everton, Spurs, their fans, football fans and concerned members of the general public has been incredible.
“It’s important for me to emphasise that there is amazing help out there and anyone feeling anything out of the ordinary should seek support because it’s great and good to talk.
“Lastly, a special thanks to the staff at Everton, my team-mates and especially my family and the people around me.”