May 4, 2009

Publicist: Hasselhoff is ‘fine and well’

U.S. television star David Hasselhoff was drunk during the weekend, but didn't suffer severe alcohol poisoning as has been reported, sources told TMZ.

Hasselhoff, 56, is best known for his roles on the iconic action-adventure shows Knight Rider and Baywatch. He is now a judge on America's Got Talent. He reportedly has had a drinking problem for many years.

RadarOnline.com said Hasselhoff was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Saturday after his 16-year-old daughter found him unconscious on the floor of his home in Encino, Calif.

Hasselhoff was taken to the hospital and registered a blood-alcohol content of .39, RadarOnline.com said. The Web site also cited unnamed sources as saying this was the 10th time Hasselhoff has been treated for alcohol poisoning in recent years.

However, the TV personality's lawyer, Mel Goldsman, told TMZ the Internet report came from Hasselhoff's former wife, Pamela Bach, and is in violation of the court's order precluding contacting the media regarding her ex-husband.

Hasselhoff's publicist Judy Katz told the celebrity news Web site Sunday: (Hasselhoff) is fine and well and happy and is celebrating his father Joe Hasselhoff's 80th birthday tonight at dinner... along with his girlfriend, Kimberly.