James Hird has been taken to a specialist mental health centre, following a suspected overdose on Wednesday evening.
Reports emerged on Thursday afternoon that Hird had been rushed to hospital following a major health scare which Channel Seven later reported as “an intentional poisoning overdose”.
Hird was rushed to Cabrini Hospital in Malvern from his Toorak home at around 10pm on Wednesday night.
However, Cabrini Health refused to confirm at the time whether or not Hird was treated at the hospital.
“We are unable to provide information on any individual patient. The safety, wellbeing and privacy of all our patients is of utmost importance at Cabrini,” hospital spokeswoman Christine Elmer told the Herald Sun.
It is unknown what substance he may have taken.
James Hird is now being treated in a specialist mental health centre, friends say they have been worrying about him in recent weeks. pic.twitter.com/IQqD7SPtXA
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