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The former Fulham and West Ham defender was rushed to hospital on Tuesday morning after collapsing at home but has now been released, his media adviser has confirmed

Ghana defender John Paintsil has been discharged from hospital after collapsing on Tuesday.

The former Fulham and West Ham right-back was rushed to the Ghana-Canada Hospital at East Legon in Accra after passing out in his Trasacco Valley residence.

An official statement from his media adviser, Ebenezer Aidoo, said Paintsil suffered from "exhaustion and dehydration".

The statement added: "The past five days have taken a severe emotional toll on the entire Paintsil family, Richlove [Paintsil's wife] 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."

The deputy captain of the Black Stars is on a police enquiry bail for allegedly assaulting his wife last Friday over news that he slept with prostitutes in South Africa during the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

He is scheduled to sign a bond to be of good behaviour after the principal complainant struck out the case at the Legon Police Station in Accra.

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