Melbourne Demons Training Session
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 03: Harley Bennell of the Demons marks during a Melbourne Demons AFL training session at Gosch's Paddock on March 03, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Recently retired Melbourne midfielder Harley Bennell has been taken to a Gold Coast hospital overnight following celebrations for the end of his career, per The Courier Mail.

Police attended an apartment in Broadbeach late on Monday night after being called for a disturbance, where they found the 27-year-old heavily intoxicated, soon calling on paramedics.

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Bennell was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance.

The former Gold Coast, Fremantle and Melbourne player announced his retirement on Instagram yesterday, after a troublesome career within the AFL.

Bennell joined Melbourne via the supplementary selection period and played five games for the Demons in 2020 as a rookie.