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    Hasselhoff: Bad Drug Reaction, Not Bad Boozing

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    David Hasselhoff did not—repeat—did not fall off the wagon.

    That's the word from Team Hoff today, hours after the ex-Baywatcher was rushed by ambulance to a hospital.

    A rep for Hasselhoff tells E! News that the 57-year-old actor was briefly hospitalized Sunday afternoon after a bout of dizziness due to a combination of prescription medication. Specifically, Hasselhoff "felt his equilibrium was off" after taking the antinausea drug Antivert and Antabuse, a medication for recovering alcoholics.

    The America's Got Talent arbiter could not reach his personal doctor, the rep said, so paramedics were called to his suburban Los Angeles home. No word on his current condition.

    This isn't the first time the former Knight Rider star has had to outrun allegations of alcohol abuse.

    This past May, his attorney was forced to shoot down rumors that Hasselhoff was hospitalized for excessive drinking, calling the stories "complete fabrications."

    Of course, he hasn't been shy to discuss his battles with the bottle and has logged a couple stints in rehab, most recently in 2007. That was the year  daughter Taylor shot a notorious video showing him sloshed on a bathroom floor; a few months later Hasselhoff did need to be hospitalized for alcohol poisoning.

    (Originally published Sept. 21, 2009, at 1:01 p.m. PT)

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