David Hasselhoff at Coachella last month
David Hasselhoff was rushed to the hospital on Saturday night after his daughter found him unconscious on the floor. According to the Hoff, he walked in on two robbers ransacking his Encino home around 8 PM. After knocking one of them out with a roundhouse kick to the temple, the second guy — who was hiding in a closet — jumped out and hit him over the head with a large vase, knocking him out . . . I’m totally kidding. He passed out after getting too drunk. From RadarOnline:
For Hasselhoff, it was yet another case of alcohol poisoning and an emergency rush to the hospital to save his life. This time the rescuer was his ex-wife actress Pamela Bach from whom he’s been bitterly estranged. Hayley called her mom, who lives 10 minutes away in the Hollywood Hills and she rushed to the rescue and drove him to the hospital where doctors yet again saved his life.
This time the vodka-guzzling “America’s Got Talent” judge registered a staggering .39. alcohol level. Drunk driving in California is .08.
A source said a frightened Hayley kept “slapping her dad’s face” to keep him alive. “He was barely breathing when they got him at the hospital. He’s recovering. Pam was his bedside till 4a.m. this morning. This is about the 7th time he’s been taken to a hospital over the last few years with alcohol poisoning. How many visits will it take before he dies?”
To give you an idea of what it takes to blow a .39, check out this site. Estimating the Hoff’s weight to be 200 pounds, it takes 22 beers consumed in one hour — or 19 glasses of champagne if you want to keep it classy — to blow a .39. In other words, he has a major drinking problem and is probably just a few years away from his death. Wow, this post isn’t nearly as funny as it was in my head an hour ago. Actually, it’s sorta depressing. Now that I think about it, I may have to push back that post I was working on about the “Top 10 Forms of Cancer” that was scheduled to run later today.