UPDATE: From AAP
Former Essendon AFL coach James Hird has reportedly been taken to hospital after suffering an overdose.
According to Seven Network, an ambulance was called to Hird’s Toorak home on Wednesday night for an “intentional poisoning overdose.”
Hird was reportedly taken to Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, in Melbourne’s south, but left the hospital on Thursday and continued to receive care elsewhere.
Neither Cabrini Hospital nor Ambulance Victoria would confirm the report or provide further comment because of patient confidentiality issues.
Hird resigned as Essendon coach in August 2015 with his reputation irreparably damaged by the club’s supplements saga.
The 43-year-old’s tenure as coach was thrown into turmoil over the 2012 supplements program and subsequent ASADA investigation, which led to 34 past and present Bombers being banned for the 2016 season.
Hird described the Court of Arbitration for Sport’ decision to ban the players as a “miscarriage of justice”.
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Bombers legend James Hird has been taken to hospital after a health scare, the Herald Sun and Age report.
The Age report that Hird was treated at Cabrini hospital after arriving in an ambulance.
"Hird’s condition is unknown, but it is believed he left the Malvern hospital earlier today and is still receiving care elsewhere," Grant McArthur writes in the Herald Sun.