David Hasselhoff poisoned

By Alexandra Heilbron on December 13, 2007 | 75 Comments

David HasselhoffDespite having been videotaped by his daughter last year in a drunken stupor, David Hasselhoff continues to battle alcoholism. He was taken to hospital twice in three days for alcohol poisoning, on December 3 and on December 5. The National Enquirer reports that his two daughters are devastated by his “slip” and because he wouldn’t let them visit him in hospital. A source told the tabloid: “David was a total mess. He’d urinated on himself. He was drooling and slurring so badly you couldn’t understand a word he said. He goes into the hospital with alcohol poisoning, comes out and says he’s cured, then does it again. Taylor and Hayley fear their nightmare will end with a call from cops saying: ‘We’ve found your father dead.'”

Comments & Discussion

  1. Gina • December 13, 2007 @ 11:43 AM

    I wish he wouldn’t urinate on himself.

  2. jenny • December 13, 2007 @ 12:17 PM

    I wish he did urinated on himself more!

  3. bob • December 13, 2007 @ 3:50 PM

    this time if he does it again his dauhghters should urinate on him!

  4. Nancy • December 13, 2007 @ 6:39 PM

    Come on people! You guys give hoochie old ‘slutney’ more sympathy that you give ‘the Hoff’! Wassup with that??

  5. Anonymous • December 13, 2007 @ 7:01 PM

    Someone should send him some depends. Maybe walking around with those bunched up around his scrotum will remind him what an embarrassment he can be. I feel for his daughters.

  6. Anonymous • December 13, 2007 @ 7:02 PM

    better to urinate on himself then in a toliet which is where is career is 😉

  7. Arnold • December 13, 2007 @ 9:56 PM

    At least he has a car that drives itself so he won’t get charged with DUI.

  8. Nancy • December 13, 2007 @ 10:36 PM

    Got to admit…that’s a good one!! LOL

  9. Anonymous • December 13, 2007 @ 11:38 PM

    Kitt would have coughed him up like a bad fur ball!!!!!!!

  10. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 1:24 AM

    What’s he drinking these days – antifreeze???

  11. René • December 14, 2007 @ 8:31 AM

    People should understand that achoholism is not a bad habit, it’s an addiction and to some people the consequences are greater. The daughters are having a hard enough time coping with the situation without having a bunch of inconsiderate morons belittling their father. Only because he has this problem doesn’t mean they should cast him out like some of you would do. Life is not a always rosy and when things are tough we can only stick together to get through it. He’s not a bad person, after all he does have two daughters conceived out of love. I suppose all of you are without faults, you hypocrites.

  12. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 9:21 AM

    I have a habit worst than what he goy but because i am not a celebrity it is not played on the media. how many of you out there who pretend to be goody goody and judging people

  13. Judie • December 14, 2007 @ 10:04 AM

    As a 5 year recovering alcoholic, however, not a famous person, David is an alcoholic. Alcoholism is a disease. He needs to be in a treatment centre to work thru this disease to understand this and to work toward sobriety. However, unfortunately, everyone finds there own rock bottom to finally ACCEPT that you have a problem. Some people find it some don’t. No one can make him see it. This is a sad fact but very true. So until David accepts that he is an alcoholic thru some sort of extreme intervention from someone who cares enough to try,this unrelenting disease will continue to reek havoc in his life. A hospital only gets you back to being sober, it does not teach you about alcoholism, in order to bring it under control……….there is no cure for alcoholism you can only make that decision FOR TODAY not to have that FIRST drink after becoming sober. It is a daily decision, and until David understands this thru a treatment program and ACCEPTS it, and then begins and stays with the 12 step progam, unfortunately, he will continue his downward spiral succumbing to this disease. As for his children they need Al-Anon NOW, TO UNDERSTAND THIS DISEASE FOR THEMSELVES. Even if they can’t help their father they can help themselves to accept that he is an alcoholic. Either way, all need professional help NOW, TODAY……….hmmm Dr. Phil…where are YOU??
    Anyhow, David Hasselhoff creeping closer to death UNLESS there is a miracle for him to accept his alcoholism NOW. Only HE can make that decision for himself, no one else can make him see this………….take it from one that has been there done that, and is extremely blessed to have ACCEPTED help and continues to ONE DAY AT A TIME, NEVER TAKE THAT FIRST DRINK, or I die!!!!

  14. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 10:17 AM

    Doing alcohol and drugs are a choice one makes. Perhaps this is the only way he can see his name in print. For the sake of his family, he needs to accept that he has an addiction. Would he not want to be remembered as someone who has beaten the deamons inside of him?

  15. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 10:42 AM

    what would kit think of him?

  16. Mary Kalau • December 14, 2007 @ 10:44 AM

    I agree 100% with Judie. I too have watched 2 siblings battle achohol, and with one, it was also drugs (mostly pain killers).

    One sibling, the younges of 7 or us, died 2 1/2 years ago from this desease. If you had seen, what she went through, and how horribly she died, you would not say she “chose” to do this.
    My brother thank God, has beat it, but only after attending 4 short term treatment programmes. It was not until he hit bottom, lost his wife, house, all his belongings, all his money, is job, and finally his family and friends refusing to take him in, that he hit “Rock Bottom” and finaly got into a long term treatmet centre. They saved his life, literally. At no time did we stop loveling eithe of our siblings, but we could not make excuses, nor help them anymore.

    Our sister did a lot of horrible things, much, much worse then what we read about David, or most celebs. She lost her husband, kids, and finally her life. All 6 of her remaining siblings were with her when she died. I would not wish this kind of death on my worst enemy.
    So everyone out there who is being so judgemental and self righteous, you may not be alcoholics, but you are worse,as you are being cruel, nasty, without any semblence of chariy in your heats. And guess what, you are “choosing” to be that way. I am so sorry for David and his family, but I pity the rest of you. I hope if you ever have a time of need, or do something you are not proud of, you get more forgiveness then you are able to give out yourself.

  17. Mary Kalau • December 14, 2007 @ 10:47 AM

    Sorry about all the spelling mistakes, not only am I upset after reading all the comments, but my keyboard is skipping letters.

  18. Lin • December 14, 2007 @ 10:58 AM

    David:- we have always admired you & your many talents which you still have..search your heart& talk to God. He answers All PRAYERS (On His Time)…You will be in ours.

    Many fall into the traps & temptations on the darker side of life.

    De-stress your life via Professionals !!

    FAITH: all the darkness in the world can not extinguish the LIGHT of a single candle.

    Will light a Holy one for you..

    We have all battled an addiction at some time in our lives (from food to whatever)…Professional Help is the Key to your rtn to Success !!

    Get Professional Help & GET WELL SOON !!

    Would love to see you on the Oprah show &/or Dr. Phil….You could set a great example for many of all ages -especially the youth…I know you CAN do it !!…Go for It!!

  19. Lin • December 14, 2007 @ 11:04 AM

    David….you are a bright, talented person.

    Get PROFESSIONAL Help…You have given us so much in the past…we look fwd to seeing you on the big screen again & if you don’t win a trophy…Think of eliminating all the negative things in your life as your trophy.

    Many of us admire you & your talents (which you still have).

    You would set such a great example for the youths & older…

    You CAN do it !! Have Faith !!


  20. Lin • December 14, 2007 @ 11:12 AM

    FAITH: all the darkeness in the world can not extinguish the LIGHT of a single candle.Will light a Holy candle for you & keep you in our prayers.


    Your garden by the flowers, never the leaves that fall.

    Your days by golden hours, don’t remember the clouds at all

    Your nights by stars, not shadows

    Your years with smiles, not tears

    Your Blessings , not your troubles

    Your age by friends & not by years.

    …Your smile brightends many days & lightens many hearts, May today begin to bring you a Special Joy (with the help of PROFESSIONALS) & put a smile back into YOUR Heart.!!

    YOU CAN DO IT !!

  21. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 11:17 AM

    The man has a clear problem and the best you all can do is make rash comments about him. Grow up!

  22. Jean Nadeau • December 14, 2007 @ 11:24 AM

    I agree! Alcoholism is not a laughing matter; too many lives have been destroyed by it. Famous or not, this man is sick, he needs help as do his daughters. No one deserves to be trashed this way by people who have no idea of what he is going through. Where is the compassion everyone!

  23. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 11:41 AM

    lol he peed himself

  24. Rick • December 14, 2007 @ 11:43 AM

    Many of you have made some very valid points but there is 1 thing that seems to be missing.
    Many of us in this world are predispositioned to become a victim of Alcoholism which is a disease. If any person in your family history has had the disease you could be also an alcoholic victim that just has not emerged yet for you might not drink at all because of your up bringing.
    It’s in the Genes yall.

  25. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 11:58 AM


  26. Donna • December 14, 2007 @ 12:04 PM

    As a woman who is the product of alcoholism running rampant on both sides of my family tree, I have to say, this is not a disease. You cannot take a pill to fix alcoholism. You make the choice, every day, to drink or not. People with Lou Gehrig’s disease cannot choose to simply be rid of it one day. Cancer can be cured through medical treatment. Disease is not something you can simply make a choice to be rid of. Alcoholism is an addiction, you can go through withdrawal pains when quitting, but it’s not a disease! The word disease implies to me that it is out of our control without outside influence, intervention, medication, etc. The only way to battle alcoholism is to quit drinking. I definitely have sympathy for Mr. Hasselhoff and his children since they all have a very difficult road ahead of them, but stop calling it a disease! A personal choice must be made and the disease excuse, quite frankly, pisses me off.

  27. Nancy • December 14, 2007 @ 12:09 PM

    BULLSH*T!!! I’ve read enough of this crap!! You ‘choose’ to drink…PERIOD!! If you don’t stop guzzling it, you become addicted to it…an alcoholic! It is NOT a freakin’ disease! I used to smoke. I chose to smoke. It was my problem, my addiction. But it definitely is not a disease and I don’t brush it off onto or blame anyone else for it! Stop making excuses and make change because you are the only one who can change it!

    Lin: WTF?????????

  28. Veronica • December 14, 2007 @ 12:48 PM

    I’m a child of an alcohalic(sorry for spelling). And my Mom had heart problems. That plus her drinking killed her. I hope that he hit rock bottom and see that he is slowly killing himself and that he is breaking his childrens hearts. The pain of watching someone you love hurting themselves is unbareable.

  29. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 12:50 PM

    to all of you who call this a disease… that’s a cop out and you know it.You can call it an addiction and that is fine as it’s true. however, the majority of the time it is just a persons way of dealing with the shit life gives them because they are to busy feeling sorry for themselves and once they start down that road they find it hard to stop.

    if alcoholism is a disease than so is smoking as some people are addicted to that and can’t stop. yes i know that offends you because it is not a disease.

    I have family that are alcoholics and it is a conscious choice that they drink even when they know the consequences. When people have a problem they need to seek professional help to find out why they do the things that they do but also and I think very importantly they need to take responsibility for their actions instead of just saying I have a disease that makes me do the things that I do

  30. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 1:11 PM

    i also have family who are alcoholics and i believe that it is not a disease. i hate how people are calling everything a disese nowadays. people need to start taking the blame for their own actions. david can pull his head out of his ass and go get some help for his addiction and hes being very selfish for putting his family though this ordeal.
    maybe if enough people make fun of him and bad mouth him that will be his “rock bottom” to finally change

  31. Ed • December 14, 2007 @ 1:24 PM

    Hasslehoff!!! you where a ten now urinate..

  32. Angela • December 14, 2007 @ 1:34 PM

    I wish he could grow up!

  33. Fan • December 14, 2007 @ 1:44 PM

    Good for Others who have spoken up for David.
    He is a good person going through a bad time in his life.
    MOST of us can understand what a bad time is.
    and YES Most of us can get over the hump and still hold our heads up.
    David being in the spot light … well I am sure that makes it harder to face the problem. Also I do NOT think his girls are on his side.
    Remember one did make that video tape and sold it off, to shame him. Maybe she thought that would make him hit the bottom and stand up and take action. Well it does not always work that way.
    NO wonder he will not allow them to visit him.
    NOW alone….. he might face what needs to be done.
    One step at a time…. then he can run.
    As for his career, David can come back and do anything !
    I have faith and hope for him.
    Many Blessings being sent for health and peace.
    Hold your head up… NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS !! You know your strong enough to beat this Beast !!!


  34. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 1:46 PM

    HE has to decide for himself people. Let it go.

  35. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 1:51 PM

    Let it be,
    Let it be,
    Let it be,
    Oh let it be,
    There will be an answer,
    Let it beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  36. Jackie • December 14, 2007 @ 2:10 PM

    My prayers go out to him and his girls!

  37. david sylvia taylior • December 14, 2007 @ 2:16 PM

    he needs to grow up and get his act together,

  38. Billy G. • December 14, 2007 @ 2:17 PM

    “The National Enquirer reports that his two daughters are devastated by his slip and because he wouldnt let them visit him in hospital.”

    Of course he won’t let his daughters visit him…they’d videotape him urinating on himself and once again put it on the Internet for all to see.

  39. Yawnie • December 14, 2007 @ 2:35 PM

    Come on you idiots. This is a serious problem and the only way he MIGHT be helped is for his daughters to walk away. They should stand up and tell him that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It’s either the booze or them!!!
    Jokes and jibes about whether or not he urinates on himself, requires depends or whatever are simply crude and uncalled for. Anyone with a sense of decency knows that.

  40. Jaime • December 14, 2007 @ 2:48 PM

    He should really start getting help with his addiction for both himself and for his daughters.

  41. Donnie D • December 14, 2007 @ 3:02 PM

    I’ve never been a fan of his work, but this just gets sadder by the minute. It looks to me like he’s headed for an early grave. I’ve seen it in members of my own family and understand what his daughters are TRYING to do. Unfortunately, that won’t be enough-only David can help himself.

  42. Gina • December 14, 2007 @ 3:46 PM

    He’s one of the great rock stars of all time.

  43. REALLY • December 14, 2007 @ 4:22 PM

    How to put this delicately……..WHO GIVES A S**T?

  44. Nancy • December 14, 2007 @ 4:56 PM

    Well, to put it even more delicately…..YOU MUST CARE, because you are here reading it and commenting just as the rest of us are!!

  45. R • December 14, 2007 @ 5:32 PM

    As stated above, unless he wants to do something, then no one, even his family, can do anything about it. My sons lost their father, to the addiction of workoholicism, and when he lost his job (MBA or no MBA) he lost a big part of himself. It was easier to help others, to deal with THEIR problems, than to handle his own.

  46. Wendy • December 14, 2007 @ 6:11 PM

    Kudos to all of you who understand! For the rest of you..Judge others all you want….just keep the Verdict to yourselves! Mr. Hasselhoff (Dave), Please don’t give up on yourself! God Bless

  47. Arnold • December 14, 2007 @ 8:21 PM

    Didn’t he get hammered and start a fight with Fabio over George Clooney’s affections?

  48. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 8:24 PM

    I am an alcoholic with over 15 years of sobriety, and it is a disease. It kills, could ruined your life and your family too. You ever heard the impression “TOUGH LOVE”. His two girls need to sit back and let him hit buttom because until he admitted it he is going to keep going. For his two girls there is help where you go to understand more of this disease. My family had to go through tough love with me and leave me until I hit bottom. They were there to help me afterwards but besides that I did not want to hear or do anything about it. Passing out everywhere and don’t remember the next day it is kind of scarry. The only thing right now is try to give support to his daughters.

  49. Anonymous • December 14, 2007 @ 11:16 PM

    To the original post by Rene…calling people hypocrites is a pretty ignorant comment in itself, since no one CLAIMED to be without faults. Look ‘hypocrit’ up in the dictionary before you throw it around next time.

    For all the people seriously concerned about him: this is a movie review website, not a self help one. If you’re that concerned, write to him on HIS website to offer support.

  50. Arnold • December 15, 2007 @ 12:17 AM

    I’ll drink to that.

  51. JOANNE BAREVICH • December 15, 2007 @ 8:45 AM

    When you drink you do dumb things,I used to drink,I would have blackouts,thats scary. I dont drink like that anymore I have one or two on special days like New Years and Christmas thats it. He has to think of his girls.

  52. Nancy • December 15, 2007 @ 3:12 PM

    This is to Wendy who said….”Kudos to all of you who understand! For the rest of you..Judge others all you want….just keep the Verdict to yourselves! Mr. Hasselhoff (Dave), please don’t give up on yourself! God bless”

    Everyone is different, and opinions will be different too! If we must keep our verdicts to ourselves then you should too…simple English….practice what you preach, honey!!!

  53. Nancy • December 15, 2007 @ 3:28 PM

    As for Anonymous on Dec. 14 who has been sober for 15 years, believe what you want, but I believe that you have been brainwashed by all those at your AA meetings!!

    Maybe my sister and I should do the “TOUGH LOVE” thing on our mom who has this awful DISEASE! You see, she has COPD and is hooked up to an oxygen machine to help her breathe. Now here comes your so-called DISEASE part…..she can’t quit smoking because she is addicted to nicotine, so she has to turn her oxygen off so she don’t blow the freakin’ house up, so that she can smoke! I really hate to ask, but do you think she has hit bottom? Maybe my sister and I should get some counselling on how to deal with this, what do you think? I mean, you know, it kills, it can ruin your life, it can ruin your family and can blow your home up too! What a cop out for the things we do to our own bodies!!! Self-infliction in my opinion…is no DISEASE!!

  54. Nancy • December 15, 2007 @ 5:05 PM

    Alrighty then! You do that! Now I really need counselling to get that picture out of my head, thanks!! (OMFG!!)

    I would also like to say that for anyone commenting on here who is an alcoholic and USED to drink….some of the comments on this site are not good for recovering alcoholics. We may say something to make your knuckles turn white!!!

  55. My Fart Will Go On • December 15, 2007 @ 6:21 PM

    JT stole all his best moves from Hasselhoff.

  56. annette fraser • December 15, 2007 @ 8:05 PM

    I think that the media and his DAUGHTERS should mind their own business.If Mr. Hasselhoff wants to drink,let him.He worked hard for the money he has and has a right to do whatever he wants to do.At least he hasn`t done the UNMENTIONAL things, LIKE SOME ACTORS..O.J.(who is still assumed NOT GUILTY) ,MR. SHATNER( who is still assumed NOT GUILTY),AND ROBERT BLAKE and take one of his supposedly “loved ones” beyond the limits of the LIVING.Leave the guy alone.When HE wants to change..will be the time that HE WILL change.All this badgering from family and friends will not do any good.I support Mr. Hasselhoff…as long as he isn`t driving while he is drinking!

  57. Anonymous • December 15, 2007 @ 10:20 PM

    That’s just it – he apparently does not want to change. Until he does, he’s a drunk; plain and simple.

  58. lol • December 15, 2007 @ 10:39 PM

    why would ppl discuss and argue over something that is soooo bogus…im not sayin that its fake but the media looks for this shit to lie about and make it seem like its a MASSIVE problem….yaa he has a problem, he’s also a full grown adult that SHOULD be able to make responsible choices like getting into rehab or tring his hardest to stop ….obviously hes not smart enough make those “choices”. Im not trying to put it on his daughters but they’re the closest thing to him now and they should be trying to get him into a program.

  59. Knight Rider • December 16, 2007 @ 12:48 AM

    Why do rich people always act like jerks?

  60. anony-mouse • December 16, 2007 @ 1:31 AM

    Alcoholism is NOT a disease. It is a treatable condition in which the addict has to care enough about themselves to make a change in their own lives.

  61. Karen • December 16, 2007 @ 4:39 AM

    Interesting comments everyone.
    I tend to agree with those of you who say it’s an addiction, not a disease. My mother says it’s a disease. She’s been a drinker on and off (she’s an alcoholic) for years.
    It does tend to run in families. My grandfather was a bartender, then bootlegger (and alcholic). 3 of my siblings are/were, my nephew, my father…
    I’m not because I’ve always limited myself, I probably could be one. I’m addicted to cigarettes though.
    All your comments gave me a good chuckle!

  62. Nancy • December 16, 2007 @ 5:33 AM

    I’m hammered right now!! LMFAO!!!

    Who am I?
    Where am I?

  63. Nancy • December 16, 2007 @ 5:33 AM

    Oh, Oh! I feel a pee coming!!

  64. Minerva • December 16, 2007 @ 6:05 AM

    Passing Nancy a Depends

  65. Gina • December 16, 2007 @ 11:58 AM

    Someone could ship him off to Hamilton, ON and check him in to the Claremont House, a wonderful little hotel that other stars may want to look into as well. No media there so he can piss all he wants without his daughters getting a little publicity. A taste of this place just might sober him up pronto. I cant imagine what life dealt these people that led them to this point.

    Link on my name for a little info on the place.

    Sorry Nancy, I cant promote your website today.

  66. Karen • December 16, 2007 @ 12:43 PM

    It is so hard to accept that alcoholism is a disease. I lost my father to this disease when I was 16. I never got to know my “real” Dad. I believe he had untreated depression. He started drinking when his mother was selling alcohol during the depression. My son is now drinking and using other narcotics. It is also a family disease. I attend Al-Anon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics. My son just left detox this week and I know it will be a long road to his recovery. My prayers are with all addicts and their families. One day at a time. God Bless.

  67. Arnold • December 16, 2007 @ 2:47 PM

    David Hasslehoff sitting around drinking Steeler Beer with Tony and Phil Esposito.

    Drinking the water in Hamilton would be to much for the Knight Riders system.

    Enough of the Disease-Addiction debate. When Wisers and Seagrams decide to tell us what it is, they will. There is way to much $ to be made to give a sh!t about families and victims of drunks.

    Like smoking-cancer, gambling-suicide way to much money involved so shut up on the social comment. There is way to many important issues re Brit, Lohan and poor little Billionairess Paris and the Olsens.

  68. Gord Carpenter • December 16, 2007 @ 7:06 PM

    I am so sorry to see this news about David. As a Christ-follower, I will pray that God will help him through this terrible addiction. I am associated with The Teen-Challenge Ministry. David could certainly find help for his mind and body there.
    Please, Taylor and Heyley do not stop loving your father and do not give up on him. Addictions do not see “riches” or “poverty” in the problem. Read to your Dad from The Bible: Psalm 139

  69. Nancy • December 16, 2007 @ 10:22 PM

    Gina: That’s ok, I’ll forgive you! I will also put a new FESTIVE website on my link. So click on my name and have a great Christmas!

  70. DeweyCox • December 17, 2007 @ 11:16 AM

    Stop hasslin’ the hoff.
    He helped a whole generation work out the awkwardness of pubirty by introducing baywatch.


  71. Nancy • December 17, 2007 @ 2:27 PM

    What you talkin’ bout Arnold?

  72. ernwes • December 17, 2007 @ 6:27 PM

    If he wants to stop try antabuse as a crutch, at least it gives you tome to think before taking that first drink.

  73. Wendy • December 17, 2007 @ 11:45 PM

    Nancy….Glad I got a rise outta you! LOL

  74. dewp • December 18, 2007 @ 6:16 AM

    Hey David need help? I can help if you would leave your email address at this site. I will contact you, you will know it is I when I email you back. Take Care!!!

  75. spinbot • December 21, 2007 @ 7:57 PM

    Alcohol is a disease….B.S.
    They are just people that are too messed up to ask for proper help, so they resort to medicating with the bottle. Drinking isn’t a disease, its an escape.

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