Statement: John Paintsil Discharged From Hospital, Did Not Attempt Suicide

Ghana defender John Paintsil has been discharged from hospital after collapsing on Tuesday morning, it has been confirmed. The 31-year-old was taken to the Ghana-Canada hospital in East Legon after passing out in his home in the Ghanaian capital. Hapeol Tel Aviv right-back has since been discharged with details over his collapse not readily known. This news has been confirmed by the player�s spokesman Ebenezer Aidoo in a press release this afternoon. The statement also gave a brief detail of Paintsil�s passing out � killing rumours the experienced defender attempted suicide. �John Paintsil was unfortunately hospitalized this morning suffering from exhaustion and dehydration,� the statement read. �He received medical care at a hospital in Accra this morning and he has been released to go home to continue with his recovery. �The past five days have taken a severe emotional toll on the entire Paintsil family, Richlove and John especially, and that toll manifested itself in the unfortunate incident this morning. The Paintsil family is immensely grateful to the Government of Ghana and the Ghana Football Association for the big support they have given and continue to give the family. �We ask the media to give the entire family privacy during this difficult time.� Paintsil has been in the news all week for the wrong reasons after he was detained by the Police for allegedly assaulting his wife, Richlove last Friday. The ex Fulham player was according to information, expected to report to the Legon Police Station to sign an undertaken to be of good behaviour after having a charge of assault and causing body harm to his wife and neighbour dropped.