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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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106.

Mark    

Is it not interesting that Tiger is simply living out his given name, Eldrick Tont Woods?

El d(r)ick (forget the frustrating rrrrr)

Tont (Swedish for idiot)

Woods or should it be “woodie?”

1687 days ago
107.

I BE DARNELL    

TMZ....KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.....AS WE ALL TRAVEL DOWN THE TWISTED ROAD....YOU KEEP /UM HONEST...HARD NOSE INVESTIGATION....BACKED UP WITH COLD HARD FACTS / YOU WILL BE AROUND ...FOR A VERY LONG TIME.BEST OF LUCK/ 2010..AND COUNTING!

1687 days ago
108.

wisey    

If I took some pills and crashed my car on my neighbors lawn...pretty sure Id get ALOT more than a ticket. WTF. Go Justice! Lol

1687 days ago
109.

grannysays    

Love it when people say he's grieving for his father.... He was cheating before his father died and his father was a cheater too.. so he learned the trade well apparently..

1687 days ago
110.

SurfCitySyl    

IT IS EITNER AMBIEN OR OXY
THEY BOTH WILL MAKE A PERSON SNORE WHEN OD

1687 days ago
111.

olddrunk    

Poor Tiger ;). It's all TMZ's fault. Poor Tiger ;)

1687 days ago
112.

Sand D    

Holy crap Tiger and Elin get over it......it is only sex not the end of the world.
Let the women claim what ever they want...if they want money for once having sex......then they are hookers.
All they want is to say "me too" Vegas chicks and girls in bars are there to live the fast junky life...that is what they do. When they get old they write books and tell all...who cares it does not keep the sun from rising, history shows there have always been women like these....always and always will be. Men too but at lest they have more common sense to keep their mouths shut as a rule...maybe its because the public doesn't accept male hookers as a common trash heap of people. I am not saying its the best way to go but it is away many people find as an outlet when they have eiher nothing or way to much and are bored as hell....
Now pull yourselfs together and live
Find more to life than the golf swing and hole in one. Sex is not love.

1687 days ago
113.

Stacie    

When I first heard of Tiger's accident I thought of Ambien. But that initially was not even mentioned. Now that it has come out that he was taking it I am not even remotely surprised.

Go to askapatient.com, then type in Ambien, then read the 1004 and reviews on this drug. I did this after I was prescribed it for insomnia. The reviews describe in detail the freaky stuff that can and does happen when people have taken this drug, including waking up in jail with a DUI after reckless sleep driving. Some say the withdrawals people experience when they try to stop taking Ambien are worse than getting off hard drugs.

Go there and read it for yourself. It's pretty interesting. I'm surprised this stuff isn't common knowledge about this drug - sleep driving, sleep eating, crazy sex, purchasing things online and e-mailing weird stuff, even taking half a bottle of Ambien pills - all while still asleep! Did Tiger OD on purpose? More than one person have reported waking up and finding there Ambien bottle missing more pills than when they fell asleep and freaking out that they could have killed themselves. This drug is bad news.

1687 days ago
114.

Mel    

omg, he's addicted to painkillers. allegedly MJ used to take Vicodin too. now, how on earth could he play golf while high on prescription drugs? personally i think that this is the beginning of the end for tiger woods on all levels. and@PolarBear : you said it! the mainstream media has found a new victim, just in time. though i think MJ was a way better person than this sex-addict.

1687 days ago
115.

Mel    

Why did he start doing drugs in the first place? I don't get it... He's not a rockstar, he's an athlete. Aren't there any controls in golf, like in other sports?

1687 days ago
116.

Interracial facial    

Tiger once intimated that he and his dad were prone to sleeping problems, which are more common than ever these days. For other insomniacs who read this post, it could save your life. You don't wanna wind up like MJ. Synthetic sleep meds and muscle relaxants not only have side effects, they are toxic and life threatening. They inhibit breathing and can easily suffocate you if you OD. The benefits never outweigh risks.

To improve your overall health and get a better night's sleep, take a secret natural miracle suppliment called MAGNESIUM. Its importance biochemically is second only to water. Take it daily along with potassium and especially before bedtime. Don't trust quacks who only prescribe meds. As you age, the body is no longer a sponge like it was in your youth. And so vitamin and mineral suppliments are crucial to health.

1687 days ago
117.

Tanya    

His alias was Will Smith??? LMAO!!!!

1687 days ago
118.

Interracial facial    

For the record, Ambien is well known to have adverse side effects that cause strange episodes and loss of motor skills. Combining it with Vicodin is a recipe for an early grave. So the accident is no suprise. Also, sex addiction is common of insomniacs. They use sex to relax so that they can sleep. This is not a moral thing. Tiger is in a health crisis and he needs non quack druggie treatment as described above. Gotta hand it to TMZ for rooting out this scoop.

1687 days ago
119.

Susan    

2nd time I've heard AMBIEN & TIGER in the same sentence. Rachel said Tiger liked to take Ambien & have sex. Elin is a beautiful woman, makes no sense why he would want all those women when he had her at home. I say she should take her gorgeous children & all his money & haul ass as far away from him as she can get! SHE DESERVES BETTER than a CHEETAH!

1687 days ago
120.

hahahaha!    

Must be nice to be rich and famous enough to have an entire hospital floor locked down because you OD... I bet those little nobodies in the ER waiting hours to see a doctor who barely listens to them were just thrilled. Nope nothing wrong with the US health care system at all .. if you are rich.

1687 days ago
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