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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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Probably a flu bug. Let's just hope Dr. Conrad Murray is not administering hospital care in the Washington D. C. area this week. He's known to swing by with an IV drip.

1814 days ago

Izzy Mandelbaum    

my bet, based on a recent experience, it's kidney stones

1814 days ago


Tmz can you find out and tell us no 1 what did he eat the night before and where ?? That would be interesting

1814 days ago


You are in my prayers Mr. Rodriquez! It's not your time!!!!

1814 days ago


Get well! Don't drink the gringo water.

1813 days ago
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