David Hasselhoff is under an involuntary psychiatric hold in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Hasselhoff was taken by ambulance to the hospital on Friday, as RadarOnline.com reported exclusively.
We have now confirmed that The Hoff had once again been drinking a large amount of alcohol before his hospitalization.
He was picked up under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150 that allows authorities to take into custody persons they believe may be a danger to themselves or others, are gravely disabled or suffer from a mental disorder. Cedars-Sinai doctors agreed he needed to be admitted, and under Code 5151, hold him for up to 72 hours for a psychiatric evaluation.
Hasselhoff has been battling alcoholism for years and has been hospitalized at least five times with alcohol poisoning.
He returned from Canada on Wednesday and saw a doctor. He had been drinking before that and also resumed drinking afterward. His several-day booze bender resulted in a seizure and transport to the hospital via ambulance Friday.
Now people close to him want to place him in a lock-down rehab facility to treat his alcoholism, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively.
Hasselhoff and his pr and legal team have consistently covered for him, denying reports that he was previously hospitalized for alcohol poisoning. But this time things are so severe that for a while he was disoriented and didn’t recognize people he knew.
David Hasselhoff‘s ex-wife, Pamela Bach, had her own issues with alcohol
last night — we’ve learned she was arrested for DUI … and she will probably do jail time.
According to law enforcement sources, Bach took a breathalyzer test and blew a .14 and a .13.
She was taken to Van Nuys where she was booked and released. Bach tells TMZ, “I am remorseful and mortified. I am going through a really difficult time between David being in the hospital and dealing with the divorce.” By the way, the divorce was final in 2007.
Bach added that she was trying to comfort her daughters earlier in the evening, then went to dinner where she had a few drinks.
According to official documents, bail was set at $15,000. Bach said she was released on her own recognizance and will attend an AA meeting today.
Bach was busted for DUI in March, 2009, pled no contest and was placed on probation. A second DUI in California gets you mandatory jail time.
UPDATE 5:55 PM ET: We just got off the phone with Pamela. She says she’s on the way to an AA meeting right now. She says her girls “love and support her.”