Warriors captain Ryan Hoffman was admitted to Manukau Hospital this morning after overdosing on kava.
Hoffman went to a Kava ceremony last night at Solomone Kata Dad’s garage in Papakura. The ceremony contained many Warriors players and other celebrities such as Paul Henry, Lorde and Eliza McCartney’s cousin McKenzie.
Warrior’s star Manu Vatuvei also at the ceremony told Thai Castle “Yeah Cappy Hoffman has really been getting into the Kava lately aye. After last season he rounded up the boiz and told us he wants to become part of the Islander culture. The guy has been taken intensive Tongan and Samoan lessons for weeks now and is throwing way more flick passes at training. He has even moved out to Manurewa and makes a mean chop suey and Povi Masima. He has also been really big into the Kava lately too but last night, he bit of more than he could chew… or should I say drank more than he could drank. Yeah you know what I mean.
Solomone Kata also at the event told Thai Castle “Yeah Cappy Hoffman instead of drinking out of his designated bowl skulled back the whole container of Kava. He just grabbed the bucket said “Maloleilei For Da Bradaz” and downed it. He was all good for 20 minutes or so then he just passed out. We called the ambulance and they swiftly picked him up 2 hours later.”
Hoffman is expected to make a swift recovery and is reportedly gutted to be missing his Tongan Language Lesson this evening.