Substance Abuse

David Hasselhoff Relapses, Is Hospitalized

10/09/2007 at 07:35 PM EDT

David Hasselhoff Relapses, Is Hospitalized
David Hasselhoff
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David Hasselhoff has relapsed and is hospitalized, according to his rep Judy Katz.

"David had a brief relapse and immediately recognized the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors," Katz tells TMZ.com in a statement. "He is doing fine and will be back home in the morning."

In May, a videotape surfaced of the former Baywatch actor extremely intoxicated while attempting to eat a hamburger in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Shortly thereafter, the actor issued a statement saying he is battling alcoholism.

"I am a recovering alcoholic. Despite [the fact] that I have been going through a painful divorce ... I have been successfully dealing with my issue," Hasselhoff said. "Unfortunately, one evening I did have a brief relapse, but part of recovery is relapse."

A month later, Hasselhoff, who has been fighting an ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach, was awarded primary physical custody of the couple's daughters, Taylor-Ann, 17, and Hayley, 14.

The couple are due to face off in a trial to settle their finances in their ongoing divorce.

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