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Paul Rodriguez Rushed to Hospital

10/1/2009 7:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul RodriguezTMZ has learned comedian Paul Rodriguez was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Washington, D.C. today ... after complaining of severe abdominal pain.

Rodriguez, the Chairman of the California Latino Water Coalition, was in D.C. for congressional meetings. Mario Santoya, an official with the Coalition, tells TMZ he was with Rodriguez last night at a restaurant and he seemed fine.

But this morning, Rodriguez called Santoya and said he was in severe pain and needed a doctor. Rodriguez said he had been throwing up all night and running back and forth to the bathroom.

Santoya went to Rodriguez's hotel room and found the comedian laying immobile and in great pain.

Santoya called an ambulance and Paul was rushed to George Washington University Hospital, where he is currently in the emergency room. The hospital says Rodriguez will be admitted and spend the night, at the very least.

Paul RodriquezWe do not know specifically what caused the medical emergency.

UPDATE: Sources close to Paul tell us he's being treated for an abdominal infection and is expected to make a full recovery. We're told it's not too serious.

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bambam    

Another Democrat turned Republican after finding out the truth!!

1797 days ago
17.

DNA    

don't drink the water. get well soon amigo

1797 days ago
18.

bka62223    

Dude more than likely has diverticulitis. If they've caught the infection in time they should be able to treat it with antibiotics. Hopefully, this doesn't result in a colonostomy. Been there... done that... not fun!!!

1797 days ago
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Phishsteak    

get the full scoop, tmz....what restaurant?

save katie www.xenu.net

1797 days ago
20.

jen    

probably swallowed crack pellets filled with motor oil-he has a history of that

1797 days ago
21.

Donna    

Carmine Gotti , the grandson of mobster john gotti,
is soon to release an album & thats not the only
things he's releasing. Word is he's going to come
out of the closet. he has been a homosexual for
years and has been exposed to HIV.

1797 days ago
22.

hahahaha!    

Flu... it's going around and many people have had it in the last 4 wks or so. You throw up, stomach cramps, the runs...most of us suffer, call in sick even though we don't have the sick time... drink lots of fluids and rest. Celebs get rushed to the hospital because they don't have to worry about $hitty insurance or no insurance ... capitalism at it's finest.. the rich get care the poor suffer.

1797 days ago
23.

who dat    

When he gets out of the hospital, maybe he will ACTUALLY be funny. Cause up til now he hasn't been.

1797 days ago
24.

judgingotherssux    

He had to go the bathroom.basically flu like syptoms is al the needed to say...stomech could be food poisening...A conspiracy 2 make MOntezumas revenge...

1797 days ago
25.

ROTTWEILER    

Perhaps Dr. Obama can prescribe something for him and it will only cost us a trillion or so tax payer dollars... or he can make a run for the border. Either way he is not funny! He can be Obama's new AQUA CZAR.

El Problema no es mio...

1797 days ago
26.

dm    

"...lying...," not "laying."

Do you need an editor? I could be cajoled into working affordably.....

1797 days ago
27.

jrrusa    

At 50 years old, he should know better than eat the mystery burrito. Bet he blames a gringo waiter. He is a hater. Loves BO and Manchelle and thinks if you didn't vote for him, you're racist.

1797 days ago
28.

Mikey    

Don't drink the water...........

1797 days ago
29.

Jack    

What !!! They didn't tell Paul, don't the water in D.C.

1797 days ago
30.

moveover    

That's what he gets for having water flown in from Mexico.

1797 days ago
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