Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was hospitalized after a booze fueled bender during taping for the second series of the hit MTV program, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
The scary near-death incident occurred during a wild night out at a South Beach, Miami, nightclub, in May.
One source, who was on-set at the time, admitted to RadarOnline.com, “She was so drunk that she had to be carried out of the nightclub ‘Dream’ by the show’s producers.”
Snooki was rushed to a local Miami hospital where she was treated for suspected alcohol poisoning.
The incident had been kept a closely-guarded secret until it emerged that the show’s top brass decided to leave it out of last Thursday’s episode of the show.
During the version that aired, a visibly drunk Snooki was seen playing with co-star J-Woww and her boyfriend Tom Lippolis‘ feet while they were attempting to ‘smush’.
While slurring her words, Snooki stumbled into Vinny‘s bed and crashed off her feet.
The frightening hospital scare occurred the same night a 24-year-old Floridian claimed she was attacked Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, leaving her with a bruise under her eye.
The show’s stars dubbed the eventful night out “Fight Night”, we’re told.
A MTV spokeswoman would not comment when contacted by RadarOnline.com, while Snooki’s rep did not return our request.
It’s not known the exact treatment Snooki underwent as a result of her excessive booze intake, but alcohol poisoning is often treated with stomach pumping or gastric lavage, where the stomach is washed out using a saline solution.
According to our source, “Snooki was out of commission for about two days and was left in pain after undergoing the hospital treatment.”
Snooki’s wild partying ways have become a central focus of the popular series, which is watched by a whopping 5.5 million viewers each week.
Earlier this month, Snooki was fined $500 and ordered to perform community service as punishment for being drunk and disorderly on the beach.
But the judge also admonished Snooki, labelling her “rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent” and even calling her a “Lindsay Lohan wannabe.”
Snooki later blamed a Tequila binge for a foulmouthed outburst at the cops who arrested her.
“It was a good wakeup call for me,” Snoooki said at an MTV press event.
“It definitely embarrassed my family and that’s just not good… My dad was very, very p**sed. He’s like, ‘I didn’t raise you like this.’
“Now when I go out, I only have a couple drinks. I learned that I need to calm down with drinking.
She added: “It’s just a drunken mistake. Obviously I like to party. I like to have a good time but maybe I’m overdoing it a little too much. So right now I’m just watching myself and I can have a good time not drinking.”