By Amir Mir

Former World Heavyweight champion Frank Bruno has sent an uplifting Twitter message to Everton winger Aaron Lennon after he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

BBC Sports reported on Tuesday evening that Lennon was detained by police over concerns of his welfare.

Bruno, who retired from boxing in 1996, will be well aware of the current situation Lennon finds himself in.

Seven years after his retirement, Bruno was sectioned under the Mental Health act where he was diagnosed with bipolar.

Therefore, it was heartwarming of him to come out and support Lennon, who will currently be going through a difficult time.

“Thoughts are with Aaron Lennon today,” Bruno wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Stay strong and positive as possible there is light at the end of the tunnel. You will get through this boss.”

Lennon has barely featured under Everton manager Ronald Koeman this season as he has made only 11 Premier League appearances.

The former Tottenham man last featured for his side in February against Middlesbrough when he came on as a late substitute.

Since the news of Lennon’s health scare broke there has been a huge outcry of support for the winger.

Both his former clubs, Tottenham and Leeds have wished him a speedy recovering as the footballing family would love to see him recover and make a return to the pitch.

The England international came through the ranks at Elland Road as a youngster and played 21 matches for England during his career.

In other Everton news, fans have reacted on Twitter to Lennon’s health problems. 

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