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EXCLUSIVE: David Hasselhoff Hospitalized

May 25 2010, Published 10:01 a.m. ET

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David Hasselhoff has been hospitalized again, has learned exclusively. The 57-year-old former Baywatch star checked into a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday. learned that his 17-year-old daughter Hayley took him to the hospital.

The former America’s Got Talent judge has battled a severe alcohol problem for years and been hospitalized more than five times for binge drinking-related problems within the past five years, has learned exclusively.

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Hasselhoff had been drinking alcohol for three days before being hospitalized Sunday, the source told

The star has continued to deny his drinking problem. "I'm sure he'll try to deny it this time, too," the source told "And that's sad, because it's his daughter who is suffering when she has to take care of him after a bender."

Hasselhoff's ex-wife Pamela recently spent time in jail for a DUI. It was her second DUI and she was found to have violated her probation.

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"It's a tough situation for that family," the source said. "The parents have problems and don't get along. There's a lot of denial going on and the kids are suffering because of it."

Hasselhoff's booze benders have become legendary -- and an open secret in Hollywood despite lawyers and publicists regularly covering up for him. reported exclusively that he was hospitalized twice last year after drinking binges.

And London newspapers reported he was hospitalized in England for two days after another drinking spree, following Simon Cowell's 50th birthday party.



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