The 34-year-old Capriati, once ranked No. 1 in a career sidetracked by personal troubles, was in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery, spokeswoman Lacey Wickline told The Associated Press. She declined to identify the medication.
Capriati was rushed to a South Florida hospital early Sunday morning, she said. Wickline would not say how Capriati was found or who called emergency services.
«In response to an outpouring of concern and support shown by Jennifer’s fans and friends worldwide, we would like to acknowledge that Jen is recuperating at a South Florida hospital from an accidental overdose of medication prescribed to Jen by her personal physician,» Wickline said. «Jen is recovering fully and stably.»
Jeg lurer litt på hvordan man kan ta overdose ved et uhell. Dersom det er snakk om piller, vil jeg tro det skal en temmelig bevisst handling til for å ta så mye at det ender med overdose.
Capriati har hatt et turbulent liv. I 2007 snakket hun åpent om depresjonene sine.
Er det tilfeldig at overdosen kommer midt under Wimbledon, mens de fleste av motstanderne hennes fra tiden på touren er i London og konkurrerer, enten de spiller for fullt (Clijsters, Williams-søstrene, Henin) eller mer på hobbybasis (Hingis, Kournikova, Davenport)? Kanskje. Trist er det uansett.
Clijsters på Twitter: I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Jen! I hope she makes it through ok and can get some help!
Davenport: Brutal. Same here.