Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee is receiving treatment for depression, anxiety and bulimia as confirmed on their official website.

Kee has been out of action so far this season and didn’t return to pre-season training with a statement confirming that this was for ‘personal reasons’.

He has spoken openly about his struggle with severe anxiety and depression in an interview in 2018. Accrington Stanley have today released another statement in regards to his ongoing issues.

“Billy would like to thank everyone for their ongoing messages of support. Over the summer he has deteriorated and has been unable to return to play football for the Reds this season.”

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“He is currently under specialist treatment and the club is doing what it can to support Billy, who has been an integral part of the side both on and off the pitch for a number of years.”

Kee joined Stanley in 2015 and has scored 74 goals for the League One side. The popular frontman has been a key figure at the Wham Stadium since his arrival four years ago.

He was named League Two player of the season in 2017/18 as his goals helped the club in to the third tier of English football.

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These kinds of issues are becoming ever-growing in today’s game and it is important these situations are handled carefully and correctly. With the growing popularity of such problems, we hope that Kee receives the necessary care to get him healthy once again and hopefully back onto the football pitch.

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