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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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what a bitch.    

nope missed again. 14th

2364 days ago
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Jenny    

He's the best on the show so I hope he's okay and continues. Sounds like a lot of stress.

2364 days ago
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bsb fan    

I hope he gets better and continues on in this competition!

2364 days ago
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what a bitch.    

hope he's okay too 16th

2364 days ago
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what a bitch.    

at what the hell 1st , i was 1st

2364 days ago
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Paris    

HEY TMZ? LOW COMMENTS ON THE LAST SEVERAL ARTICLES. COULD IT BE BECAUSE NOBODY IS READING YOU DUE TO YOUR INSENSITIVE REMARKS REGARDING YAMIN'S MOTHER. JUST WAIT. I DO BELIEVE AN APOLOGY IS IN ORDER!!!!!!!!!!!

2364 days ago
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what a bitch.    

20th and i'm done.

2364 days ago
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SWIFT    

The flu has been passed around, they are pushing themselves really hard, Yes, his brother has cancer. Don't keep blowing this up!

2364 days ago
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NUMbnuts    

WHAT THE BIG DEAL WITH THIS BLOGGING PEOPLE???

GO OUT AND GET JOBS, OR GO TO SCHOOL AND GET YOUR EDUCATION!!!

STOP WITH THIS NONSENSE ON THE INTERNET...DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR PATHETIC LIVES....

STOP WASTING TIME MAKING THESE RIDICULOUS COMMENTS...GET A LIFE!!!

2364 days ago
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RLP    

WOO HOO I GET TO TELL THE WORLD I AM THE WHATEVER THE HELL NUMBER POSTER FOR THIS THREAD. I POST FOR ABSOLUTELY NO REASON. ISN'T THE INTERNET FUN. ITS ALL ABOUT BRAGGING ABOUT NOTHING.

Hey, thats just like TMZ, bragging about getting information about lowlife people. What is more low, the celebrity lowlifes, or the people who brag and beat their chest for acquiring BS information from the lowlifes.

Plus this is probably just an April Fool's Joke. And if its not, who cares.

2364 days ago
26.

what a bitch.    

uh 24th?

2364 days ago
27.

Jenny    

Feel better DC!!! Love hearing you sing.

2364 days ago
28.

what a bitch.    

Yeeeeeeessssssssssss 25th too !!!

2364 days ago
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Anya Cunningham    

WOW I feel so bad for him!! I hope and Pray that he and his brother gets better! I know that the initals "AC" on his electric guitar are for his brother! I will be praying for him!

2364 days ago
30.

Andrew    

it was Archie's dad. killing off the competition. Your next Carly...

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