David Hasselhoff is already known for being an alcoholic, due to Hasselhoff’s infamous drunk video tape a few years ago. This helped make Hasselhoff an Internet sensation and a punchline for his alcoholism, in addition to being a punch line for much of his actual career. But the joke was not funny for David Hasselhoff over the weekend, according to reports. RadarOnline.com broke the alleged story that David Hasselhoff had to be rushed to the hospital with an urgent case of alcohol poisoning.
At Encino, California, the Baywatch star was reported to be found unconscious by his daughter Hayley. In fact, Hasselhoff’s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, had to be the one to drive over and rush her former husband to the hospital, where his life was narrowly saved.
RadarOnline claims that Hasselhoff’s alcohol level was .39, nearly five times over the legal limit in the state. The site also claims that this incident is the seventh time Hasselhoff has had alcohol poisoning, and possibly the 10’th time he has been to the hospital in the last few years.
TMZ, of all sites, tried to put some cold water on this story. They reported that Hasselhoff’s representatives say that he is just fine, and that everything was exaggerated. In fact, his lawyer, Mel Goldsman, accused Pamela Bach of being behind the story just to slander him, as part of their bitter separation.
TMZ’s sources tell them that Hasselhoff is fine, and that he was already out of the hospital to celebrate his father’s birthday.
David Hasselhoff made a story like this a bit too easy to believe at face value, due to his famed drunken video tape incident in 2007. In it, Hasselhoff was drinking in the bathroom while eating a hamburger at the same time, in an instant YouTube classic.
In that case, Hasselhoff’s ex-wife was also accused of using the tape, which was made by daughter Hayley, for personal gain. He later got himself into rehab, but it may not have stuck.
Hasselhoff, barring no further problems or scandals, will be back at his summer job as judge of America’s Got Talent in several weeks. Until then, the latest David Hasselhoff alcoholic jokes can kick off, depending on how much more funny or sad this latest story gets.
Radar Online- “EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS: David Hasselhoff Alcohol Poisoning; Rushed To Hospital” www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2009/05/exclusive-breaking-news-david-hasselhoff-alcohol-poisoning-rushed-hospital
TMZ- “Hasselhoff Too Much Drinky, But Just Fine” www.tmz.com/2009/05/03/david-hasselhoff-the-hoff-drunk/
New York Post- “David Hasselhoff’s Boozy Tape” www.nypost.com/seven/05042007/gossip/pagesix/david_hasselhoffs_boozy_tape_pagesix_.htm