Miss­ing star found but is ‘very un­well’ in hos­pi­tal

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY KAREN ROCKETT

Foot­baller Carlisle FOR­MER foot­baller Clarke Carlisle is “very un­well but safe in hos­pi­tal” his wife con­firmed yes­ter­day.

Carlisle, 37, who has a his­tory of men­tal ill­ness, was found in Liver­pool on Fri­day evening after be­ing re­ported miss­ing amid con­cerns for his well­be­ing.

His preg­nant wife Car­rie up­dated well-wish­ers on Twit­ter, say­ing: “I know he would want me to re­mind you to talk to some­one and ask for help if you feel the same way.”

The for­mer Pro­fes­sional Foot­ballers’ As­so­ci­a­tion chair­man launched a men­tal health char­ity called the Clarke Carlisle Foun­da­tion for Dual Di­ag­no­sis – the con­di­tion has been de­scribed as “men­tal health prob­lems co-oc­cur­ring with drug or al­co­hol misuse”.

The father of three – who played in the Pre­mier League for Burn­ley and Wat­ford and made more than 500 ap­pear­ances for nine clubs dur­ing his ca­reer – tried to take his own life in De­cem­ber 2014 when he jumped into the path of a 12-ton lorry near York while suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion.


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