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"American Idol" Contestant Hospitalized, Released

4/2/2008 1:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Cook"A.I" contestant David Cook was rushed to the hospital tonight after experiencing heart palpitations and high blood pressure, and released a few hours later. His condition is still not resolved.

As we first reported, Cook was not feeling well during the day and his condition worsened after his performance. Cook was examined by show medics who determined his blood pressure was "far too high." Cook was urged to leave for the hospital during the show, but he wanted to wait it out.

After the show, Cook was driven to the hospital (not by ambulance) and treated by a private doctor to keep everything on the down low. The doctor gave Cook medication to bring his blood pressure down and he will monitored again Wednesday.

What happend to your face?An "A.I." exec tells us Cook has been completely stressed out because his brother, who has been sick with cancer, had a setback within the last week. Earlier in the season, just before a performance, David collapsed and said he could not go on -- though he pulled it together at the last minute.

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sheridan1227    

To All Cookies,

Please vote for David Cook. DA's fans can vote non stop for their idol, we cookies can do it too.....for our David Cook!

He wants to win this and only we can make it happen. Vote! Vote! Vote non stop for David Cook!

Let David Cook be the American Idol & lives his dream.

See what Cookey says on AI website:-
What do you think gives you the edge in this competiion?
DC: I don't know if I have one, but I know that nobody can say they've worked harder for this or have wanted it more than me.

2164 days ago
2.

sheridan1227    

To All Cookies,

Please vote for David Cook. DA's fans can vote non stop for their idol, we cookies can do it too.....for our David Cook!

He wants to win this and only we can make it happen. Vote! Vote! Vote non stop for David Cook!

Let David Cook be the American Idol & lives his dream.

See what Cookey says on AI website:-
What do you think gives you the edge in this competiion?
DC: I don't know if I have one, but I know that nobody can say they've worked harder for this or have wanted it more than me.

2164 days ago
3.

what a bitch.    

first finally

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

2nd

2211 days ago
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FlBiker    

He got ill drinking Simon's man chowder

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

3rd

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

5th ?

2211 days ago
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carrie    

I hope he is ok. He is the MOST talented of all this seasons contestants. I hope he wins it all. Even if he doesn't he will have a huge career! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!!!!

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

oh yeah 6th

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

7th

2211 days ago
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ashole    

so he's out of the competition for good?

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

too easy 8th !!!

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

9th

2211 days ago
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Sondra    

I hope DC will be okay. I love his voice, and so sorry about his brother as well.

2211 days ago
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what a bitch.    

damn !!! i was on a roll too. 12th ???

2211 days ago
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