Hasselhoff released from hospital

30 Nov 2009
By Ahlanlive.com

Actor is back home after being ‘sectioned’ at the weekend after suffering a seizure

DAVID HASSELHOFF has been released from hospital after being kept under an involuntary psychiatric hold at a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a seizure on Friday

The Baywatch star was taken to Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday, after his daughter Hayley called emergency services when he fell ill.

Reports speculated the 57-year-old actor suffered a seizure but Hasselhoff - who has battled a booze addiction for years -has yet to confirm the nature of his illness.

According to RadarOnline.com, he was being held under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150, which allows authorities to take into custody those they believe may be a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder.

He was expected to remain there under a 72-hour hold

 But according to the star's attorney, Mel Goldsman, Hasselhoff has now left doctors' care and is recovering at home.

He tells People.com, "David is home now and he's fine."

The Thanksgiving weekend turned out to be unlucky for Hasselhoff's ex-wife Pamela Bach, too - she was arrested on a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge on Saturday in California.

According to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department, Bach was put behind bars at the Van Nuys jail before she was released.

A publicist for the actress says, "There was no bail. She is fine. She was picked up and driven home by a friend. She will deal with this."

Bach was previously arrested for a felony DUI in March, while her ex has a long history of alcoholism and is said to have been in rehab in October amid reports he accidentally hit a doctor during a booze binge.

He has also been hospitalised on two separate occasions this year, reportedly suffering from alcohol poisoning.