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Hasselhoff treated for alcoholism
David Hasselhoff
David Hasselhoff was recently banned from seeing his daughters
Former Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has been treated in hospital for a relapse into alcoholism.

The 55-year-old actor went into hospital on Tuesday and was released on Wednesday, his spokeswoman said.

"David had a brief relapse and immediately recognised the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors," Judy Katz said.

In June, a judge ordered Hasselhoff not to drink alcohol as part of a custody dispute with his ex-wife Pamela Bach.

The previous month, Hasselhoff had been banned from seeing his two teenage daughters for two weeks after a video, in which he was apparently drunk, was made public.

A young female voice on the video, understood to be one of his children, urged him to stop drinking.

The relapse comes six weeks after Hasselhoff won undisclosed libel damages from OK! magazine over claims that he was drunk and abusive at a nightclub.

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