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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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46.

LS    

How can so many people be so insensitive to what David is dealing with right now?
It makes me sick to read most of these comments.
What is wrong with you people? Are you all sociopaths? Get some help so you can lead a useful life.

2397 days ago
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Bored by the View    

To Jodie76: If you are still reading the comments, my sister in law battled stage 4 uterine cancer and just had her 5 year check up in Dec. and was declared cancer free. Yes, she has some damage from chemo and radiation, but she is still pretty perky. Good luck to you.

2397 days ago
48.

Christopher    

David Cook sang beautifully. But, he looked very thin. I didn't know about his brother. We're pulling for you, David.

2397 days ago
49.

Red Neckerson    

I hope the doc fixed that comb-over too...

2397 days ago
50.

Mini 30    

Hmmmm... heart palpitations and elevated blood pressure. Sure sounds like cocaine OD to me too.

2397 days ago
51.

frank    

48th

2397 days ago
52.

turd ferguson    

Next time he should considering buying the brand with wings.

2397 days ago
53.

Dallas Gal    

God works in msyterious ways, be strong, I believe things happen for a reason. just have faith.

2397 days ago
54.

TheyMustBeKids    

Wow, to all the people who are responding with negative comments don't forget that energy comes right back to you.....so your own misery will continue.

I hope David and his brother feel better soon.......

2397 days ago
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bvak    

DUMB ASS COMMENTERS.... THE RETARD THAT THOUGHT HE/SHE WAS FUNNY BY POSTING 1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 54TH 72ND - WHO CARES... THOSE OF YOU RETARDS THAT CLAIM COCAINE - SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!!! THAT JUST SHOWS YOUR IGNORANCE - YOU KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING AND YOU ARE NO BETTER THAN HARVEY'S RETARDED CRONIES THAT SPREAD LIES AND PUT OUT VICIOUS THINGS ABOUT SOMEONE'S DEAD MOTHER. THIS YOUNG MAN HAS OBVIOUSLY MORE TALENT IN HIS LITTLE FINGER THAN YOU COULD EVER HAVE IN YOUR LIFE AND IT SOUNDS LIKE JEALOUSY TO ME BECAUSE YOU ARE NOBODY... IT MUST SUCK TO BE ALL OF YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE A TOTAL WASTE OF OXYGEN.... GET OUT OF MY AIR SPACE - SMART IMPORTANT PEOPLE REQUIRE IT AND YOU WILL BE ELIMINATED.... WHAT A BUNCHA JERKS

2397 days ago
56.

Connie    

He's really good, but Carley has an awesome voice too! Get well David!

2397 days ago
57.

bvak    

51st! Yeaaaaa!

2397 days ago
58.

Ondie    

Ugh you people are sick. Karma can be a real pain in the butt. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cook family, I can't even imagine what they are going through. AI is stressful enough let alone the pain of having a family memeber so sick. Like David Cook or not, have some compassion people, Good Lord

2397 days ago
59.

April    

I hope he pulls through ok,, he and his brother is in my prayers.

2397 days ago
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Shaylee    

Why does it bother ppl that some lay claim to be 1st 2nd 3rd 4th etc; They do it just so it will get to people like #33 for example. Who cares???? Last?!?

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