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Troubled tennis star Jennifer Capriati is currently recovering from an accidental overdose of prescription medicine, her rep confirms. The 34-year-old athlete was rushed to a Florida hospital Sunday morning from her Palm Beach condo, after a 911 call was made.
"In response to an outpouring of concern and support shown by Jennifer's fans and friends worldwide, we would like to acknowledge that Jen is recuperating at a South Florida hospital from an accidental overdose of medication prescribed to Jen by her personal physician," Family spokesperson Lacey Wickline said in a statement to the Associated Press.
Capriati was the youngest semifinalist in the French Open in 1990, when she lost to Monica Seles at age 14.
Unfortunately, soon after her 1992 Olympic gold win, the prodigy found herself traveling down a dark path; she was arrested in 1993 for shoplifting at a Florida mall and again the next year for marijuana possession. She also did a stint in rehab in 1994, and acquaintances alleged she used crack cocaine and heroin during a weekend party before her arrest at a Coral Gables motel.
Capriati eventually made a comeback and went on to rack up three major wins between 2001-02, claiming victory in two Australian Opens and the French Open.
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