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EXCLUSIVE: Jersey Shore's Snooki Hospitalized For Suspected Alcohol Poisoning


Sep. 27 2010, Published 11:45 a.m. ET

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Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was hospitalized after a booze fueled bender during taping for the second series of the hit MTV program, 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, "She was so drunk that she had to be carried out of the nightclub 'Dream' by the show's producers."

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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'.

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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.

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A MTV spokeswoman would not comment when contacted by, 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.

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According to our source, "Snooki was out of commission for about two days and was left in pain after undergoing the hospital treatment."

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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."

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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."



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