Skip to comments.Tiger Woods Admitted to Hospital as OD (overdose) (day after Thanksgiving)
Posted on 12/08/2009 5:00:22 AM PST by cycle of discernment
Tiger Woods Admitted to Hospital as OD Posted Dec 8th 2009 1:00AM by TMZ Staff
Tiger 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.
So, it’s possible that all of his dalliances came to light because he was “sleep driving”?
"That second alias -- 'Lee Trevino' -- was, in retrospect, an obvious error in judgement."
If Tiger had to be intubated, yet was discharged the same day, it would have had to be against medical advice. Does anyone know whether the 5th floor is ICU?
All those women cuttig into his sleepy time.
Using “Jack Nicklaus” was waaaaaaaaaaay out of line.
I’m confused. Is it six or eight ho’s that causes one to OD?
A real ambian addict. He needs to detox from this garbage. Look for a confession session with Oprah within a few months where he fesses up to sex addiction and abusing prescription drugs
Sad, watching this train wreck in progress. However, it’s getting old.
So now TMZ is releasing HIPAA protected information.
HIPAA is only there to make sure relatives of a patient can’t make sure the patient is getting adequate medical care.
Yes it is sad.... but all self-inflicted. Pride goeth before a fall.
I remember when his biggest problem used to be keeping from going OB.
The last count I heard was 9, but that was several hours ago.
Check out the other post about a 911 call to his house and a blonde being brought in on “life support” last night but was released a couple hours later. Is it just me, or do the Woods’ seem to make fast recoveries.
Probably an oral airway, I doubt he was intubated.
Why use Will Smith if you want to go unnoticed?
Evidently, you never saw Hancock. ;)
True,the count reached double figures from England.
Last read, it’s up to 10, two with milti-million $$$ deals.
In retrospect, giving him the alias "Michael Jackson" was probably not well thought out.
The media can find out second by second ,EVERYTHING Tiger Woods has done in the last two weeks yet not a word about President Obama’s years at Columbia University.
A third potential alias -- "John Daly" -- was discarded when it was learned that a fellow by that name had already been admitted for identical symptoms (including a golf club stuck in his cranium) earlier that day. It was Mr. Daly's seventeenth visit to the hospital for similar symptoms in the last five years.
“Look for a confession session with Oprah within a few months where he fesses up to sex addiction and abusing prescription drugs.”
It will go something like this.....
“The pressure of being the greatest golfer and world’s best known sports figure was enormous. I found myself drinking more than I should. My surgeries brought narcotic pain medicine in to my life. As any expert will tell you, being under the influence of these substances can lower inhibitions. That is what happened to me. I engaged in a pattern of behavior that I would have never thought possible. It caused me to be unfaithful to my wife. I’ll regret that for the rest of my life. I have stopped drinking. I no longer take the pain medicine. I am thinking more clearly. The past is the past. I can’t change it. I am committed to Elen and the children and to a bright future.” Tiger Woods
(Quote from Wikipedia)
I saw the Golf Digest cover last night and thought it was a satire bit. I go to Golf Digest and sure enough the cover is legit.
Good lordt, enough already
The media can find out second by second ,EVERYTHING Tiger Woods has done in the last two weeks yet not a word about President Obamas years at Columbia University.
Ain't that the total truth. Maybe the feeding frenzy is based on the guilt trip by the Government Media to try to be "news professionals" but, alas, it is way too late.
****I am committed to Elin and the children and to a bright future****
Had that been the outlook from the outset Tiger could have a Phil kinda life right now.
I love this comment- they see what they want to see and tell us what they want us to know.
btw- this story need more sourcing
Best post of the day.
They can break the law and release private medical info.
But they can’t seem to dig up basic public records.
You sir, will be right on the money.
If this is true it makes it even more of a mystery why the prosecutor denied a request to subpoena the medical records.
“The media can find out second by second ,EVERYTHING Tiger Woods has done in the last two weeks yet not a word about President Obamas years at Columbia University.”
EXACTLY!!!! ...and I want to see the papers he wrote there.
There is a REASON they are being kept hidden.
As someone else has said, it was probably iron toxicity.
Maybe, like Mitch Cumstein. He was out “night putting”?...with the fifteen year old daughter of the Dean.
nasal trumpet if he was snoring.. oral airway will just make him aspirate.
The FIFTH floor?
Must be reserved for drunks.
All HIPAA does is tell you who can get your medical records without your approval.
Yep. The Golf Digest is with Obama and Tiger Woods is real. I guess the target audience of Golf Digest are Democrats.
It is amazing that Obama has time to pose for golf magazine covers with celebrities yet take 1 year to come to a decision on supporting our troops in Afghanistan.
So, what are the 10 tips Tiger gave Obama? I can think of one-DUCK.
Maybe another-don’t leave your cell phone lying around
That will keep the paparazzi away.
And Oprah will fall all over him, they'll hug, they'll weep together, and there won't be a dry eye in Oprah's dippy audience. All will be forgiven.
Or, "That looked like a drug induced missed".
Or, "Tiger's mind doesn't seem to be on his golf game".
or: Gosh, he used to sink his putts a lot more than that.
That is exactly what HIPAA did with my grandson -when he was no longer able to be responsible for his care (brain tumor), with the paper work signed properly- my son could not get the needed information on appointments etc. The answer was alsays “We have informed him, you will have to ask him”. Would it have made a difference? We will never know. We buried him a week ago.
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