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.