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Everton winger Aaron Lennon has posted a positive update on social media after returning to first-team training.
Two months ago, the former England international was detained by police under the Mental Health Act due to concerns about his welfare.
Lennon was found by police officers on the side of a road in Eccles, Salford on 30th April and was later admitted to hospital.
The 30-year-old received treatment for a 'stress-related illness', according to an official statement released by Everton at the time, but fortunately has been able to move on from the "difficult period" in his life as he took part in pre-season training with Everton at Finch Farm last week.
Great to read #AaronLennon is back in training. Hopefully getting any support he needs.- Gregory Mendham (@AeronautGreg) July 3, 2017
Today, the former Leeds United and Tottenham winger has taken to Twitter to post a lengthy message about his recovery.
Expressing his delight about being back training again, Lennon thanked staff members and patients at The Priory in Darlington and Altrincham, as well as those who work at Salford Royal Hospital.
He also spoke of his appreciation for the incredible support shown to him from all the clubs he played for, as well as all football fans and the general public, while urging those suffering from mental health to seek help from the charities and organisations out there.
Great news Aaron, massive talent and seem a cracking bloke. Onwards and upwards got some amazing times ahead, enjoy :thumbsup: #wwfcfan- Danny O'Neil (@DannyONeil2) July 10, 2017
It's great to see Lennon well on the path to recovery and we sincerely hope those dark days are behind him, and that he can play a key part in what promises to be an exciting season for Everton under Ronald Koeman.
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