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David Hasselhoff taken to hospital after drunken bender



Tbd-davidhasselhoff101209 David Hasselhoff has been MIA for a few days, so the U.K.'s Sun updates us that he was taken to a hospital for rehab after a particularly bad bender in a London hotel. We don't know if he ate any more food off the floor, but he did punch a doctor!

The paper says the 57-year-old was turned in by his assistant after The Hoff checked into the five-star St. Martin's Lane Hotel a week ago for Simon Cowell's birthday party, started drinking and pretty much didn't stop. He was seen swearing at staff and being an embarrassment before ending up at the Capio Nightingale Hospital for two nights.

"David is very hard to handle when he drinks, often very emotional and aggressive," a source told the Sun."On this occasion he became so drunk he wet his hotel bed -- ruining two mattresses -- and was becoming a real pain for staff. His assistant Joe Townley was so concerned he called out a doctor. David was furious and lashed out at him -- but mistakenly hit the doctor."

That would be one Dr. Paul Ettlinger; The pair locked him in the basement until an ambulance arrived. Somehow, locking him in a basement doesn't seem like such a bad idea anymore.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 11:00am]


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