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Heidi & Spencer -- Tortured?

6/7/2009 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Heidi Pratt was tortured by NBC to the point she was "convulsively throwing up" -- that's what some people on the set of "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" are telling TMZ.

Heidi and Spencer

We've learned Heidi was rushed to the hospital and diagnosed with a gastric ulcer, after being held with hubby Spencer Pratt in a dark room for a day and a night with only water, rice and beans. It was designed as punishment because they left the show. One cast member described their treatment this way: "It's the same as Guantanamo Bay."

And get this ... a cast member tells us NBC execs tried to convince Heidi to stay on the set rather than take an ambulance to a hospital for treatment. She has now left the hospital and is on meds.

We're told some of the cast members want to quit, but their passports have been taken away and they are under guard.

Paul Telegdy,
NBC's Exec VP of Alternative Programming, told Ryan Seacrest about holding Heidi and Spencer in isolation as punishment, adding, "... They are now going to be examined, and their value system utterly deconstructed ... These people really are going to bare their souls."

We're told Spencer has fired his lawyer (who wanted him to stay on the show) and is now planning to sue NBC over the show.

Spencer and Heidi now want out ... for good ... but there's a problem -- they signed a contract with NBC to do the show.

NBC reps did not return our calls ... so far.

Stay tuned ...

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jackschitt    

She's faking, she just wanted a clean bed, a hot meal and a shower!!

1779 days ago
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Disaxysir    

This is ridiculous. Stephen King's "Running Man" is coming true, if what they say is the truth about this show. We'll be gunning people down for sport on our airwaves sooner than you know. So stupid. I hate this show.

1779 days ago
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me    

They'll be fine after they go to a nice restaurant, eat a big meal and get fixed up in a hotel. They'll be back, AGAIN. Spoiled little brats. They do know how to play the game though. Why eat beans and rice and hang out in the woods while it rains when you can get more air time complaining and coming and going as you please?

1779 days ago
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Lauren Conrad    

Good for her.

1779 days ago
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Robert    

They are going to sue NBC, the network they signed a contract with, which probably had a medical release form attached. What a couple of idiots.

Don't mess with a network, they can mess with you right back, because then NBC can turn it around and sue them, because they can say they breached their contract walking off the set and quitting.

1779 days ago
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ARE YOU F***ING SERIOUS    

Seriously!!! Perhaps this is just to make sure they can maintain their medical marijuana licenses since they were spotted just before going into the jungle coming out of a "farmacy" in West Hollywood with a giant bag of goodies and from insiders it sounds like it was Heidi's first time and she was being pressured a bit by her loving husband!

1779 days ago
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Gabi    

Karma ?

1779 days ago
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Stacy    

24 hours in a dark space with human companionship, food, and water doesn't really seem like torture to me. Maybe the ulcer was caused by her tiny shriveled soul trying to eat it's way out.

Even if I thought this was "torture" and would feel sorry for a normal person; it's hard to feel any pity for these two. I mean they had cameras on them isn't that really all they need to survive.

1779 days ago
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Tutti Froooooty    

NUMBER 1 IS SOOOO RIGHT!!!!!! LOLOLOLOL

1779 days ago
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wow.    

I smell Spencer behind this...wondering if instead of spreading rumors about a sex tape now he's talking "torture" so they don't look like Douches times 2 for quitting again.
Okay. Shes in a room, in the dark with water & food. THATS torture? Uh, okay, princess. Sorry they didn't have Cristal and caviar. they are LAME. Put someone else on there who is worthy to be watched. These two douches are yawn.

1779 days ago
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Christy    

This is just silly. You can't get an ulcer in a day and a half from eating rice and beans. And water, rice and beans is plenty of food for less than two days. This story is ridiculous. Holding people's passports is kidnapping and wouldn't happen. They're all full of it. Just looking for publicity. Heidi's tummy is probably sore from having to eat the ame kind of food the vast majority of the world's population eats. Maybe she just didn't inhale enough aerosol for the day.

1779 days ago
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cozmo rox    

eeewwwww, gross!

1779 days ago
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Krystal    

Chances are it's her stomach not being able to handle the drastic change in diet...oh well :P

1779 days ago
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darkjedi    

my question is who is this cast member tmz talked to. there all out in the middle of no where and they all have phones. i don't think so i think the cast member that tmz is talking about is a$$ boy Spencer. he will say anything to make himself look good. and hes going to try to sue after signing a contract good luck there dip $hit.

1779 days ago
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sus    

Figures!! They finally earn their $ and they can't take the heat. Wonder what they paid the doctor for that diagnosis????

1779 days ago
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