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Tiger Woods

Admitted to Hospital as OD

12/8/2009 2:44 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

HospitalTiger Woods was admitted to Health Central Hospital the day after Thanksgiving as an overdose.

Sources connected with the hospital tell TMZ the admissions chart lists "OD" and that he was having trouble breathing.

We're told the fifth floor of the hospital was put on lockdown when Tiger arrived. Tiger was admitted under an alias -- William Smith. His wife, Elin Nordegren was by his side.

As we first reported, Elin gave paramedics two pill bottles at the accident scene -- we now know the prescriptions were for Ambien and Vicodin. Tiger was in and out of consciousness, snoring at the scene, and our sources say he clearly appeared to be under the influence of something -- not alcohol.

We're also told doctors used a breathing tube to assist his respiration.

We're also told hospital officials changed Tiger's alias after a few hours to another alias because they feared people would find out he was there.

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16.

Herry    

want to get away with DUI and crashing your vehicle? Do it in Florida if you're a rich celebrity, and law enforcement will kiss your butt.

Will the judges and prosecutors and FHP be exposed? Yeah right, by who???

1718 days ago
17.

sounder    

what is the possibility that we have powerful interests behind parties involved spreading every theory in the book?

First we had Elin with two different stories (reported on TMZ) given to cops (smash windows out of the car and the domestic altercation).

Then it was the Tiger's injuries were just a minor cut on his mouth.

Then it was damage to trachea and intubation because his trachea was damaged. now it's an overdose.

LOL

Fog of war. Throw everything out there so you won't know what to believe. Meanwhile my clients (The Woods) won't say a thing and go about their business like this was a non event. That's what's going to happen. Next their going to say that Tiger was near death.

TMZ is stretching out this waning story and Tiger's camp is trying sway some sympathy his way.

1718 days ago
18.

Jaime    

So going as the fresh price will smith is better. Should have tried something else like Hmmm Brad Pitt?

1718 days ago
19.

Amy    

Ambien and Vicodin? Doesn't seem like a safe combination!

1718 days ago
20.

CrayonsLoveMe    

What is going on? Sex, Drugs and Domestic Violence? Is Tiger Woods really involved in this? Or is this the media exaggerating?

It sounds like Tiger Woods had some wild oats to sow. Perhaps, he spent most of his life walking the line and becoming famous that he's just not been able to enjoy it. Way to ruin things though. He's so blessed and he took it for granted.

1718 days ago
21.

Amy    

THIS IS STARTING TO TAKE A MORE SERIOUS TURN ... SIERRA TUCSON, HERE HE COMES.

1718 days ago
22.

cinamaxx    

None of this is the publics business he plays golf he entertains those who enjoy golf ...who and how many skanky women he beds not my business ....man is bright u sleep with the skanks ....u go down with the skanky want to be famous..... WHO SAY gimmie the money ....who r losers who's only achivements r spreading their legs and selling the sories.... tiger appears to have been seduced by fames perks and isolelated from the reality of the skank professionals.... they all will sell and tell no matter the pay off .....so let this entire event cease AND LET HIM AND HIS FAMILY DEAL WITH IT

1718 days ago
23.

righto    

If he had an endotracheal tube put in he must have had major airway trouble and those snoring sounds were perhaps from that injury, from a damaged airway.
It is rare that you get that sort of injury in a car crash, usually the closed head injuries hit the steering wheel or windshield or just snap back and forth hitting nothing.

1718 days ago
24.

Nella    

@ #19 - .....if this isn't the public's business, then why are you all up in the comments section being nosey? Shut-up and keep following the story like the rest of us, i'm just sayin!

1718 days ago
25.

OD'd    

It IS the public's business if he was in fact driving while under the influence of narcotics. Why should we let him "go about his business," because he's Tiger Woods? What if he would have run into your family member's car instead of that tree. Would that have made any difference?

1718 days ago
26.

V    

When I saw the alias "william smith" - my first thought was William Kennedy Smith who was tried in FL for rape. Of all the names, wonder why that one was used? Wonder what the second one was? The ACTOR WILL SMITH's first name is WILLARD, not William! I am sure he wants ZERO connection to the Tiger Woods Trainwreck. Will(ard) Christopher Smith Jr is someone who seems to understand the VALUE and BLESSINGS of a beautiful, smart, and loving wife and children!

1718 days ago
27.

Donna    

When you cultivate a "family man" "clean-cut" "all-American" image because it gets you sponsors who pay you many many millions, then it is the public's business. He has intentionally cultivated an image for business purposes because the public will buy. Regrettably, he wasn't/isn't the image at all. He's a sleazy slimy disgrace. All that being said, things are actually making more sense. He apparently argued with his wife and felt the need to get away. BUT, it looks like he had taken the prescribed medication and being impaired makes the accident a lot more plausible. It certainly makes sense. Tiger's marriage and the what is happening now is between him and his wife. BUT the skanky women.....they're everybody's business now because Tiger's plan to fool the public has been revealed. He's not who he said he was. He's a creep.

1718 days ago
28.

The Seer    

Um, Florida law has the Baker Act, similar to a CA 5150. If the professionals involved do their duty as mandated reporters, Tiger will be held on a 72 hour psych hold. Clearly he is a danger to himself and has had some kind of a psychological break.

Let's see if his money buys him out of this pickle..

1718 days ago
29.

jackschitt    

I'm sure Cheetah's father is tossing around in his grave! What a disappointed this guy has turned out the be. If I was his wife, I would run for the hills with Tiger's checkbook in hand. What a failure.

1718 days ago
30.

jrrusa    

Go ahead and use Will Smith. If I catch you using Buster Lhode, its on! I come from a long line of proud Lhodes!

1718 days ago
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