Skip to comments.Jennifer Capriati Hospitalized After Apparent OD
Posted on 06/27/2010 6:16:00 PM PDT by Justaham
TMZ has learned former teen tennis star Jennifer Capriati was rushed to the hospital early this morning after paramedics responded to a call for a possible overdose.
Sources tell TMZ the call came from a hotel in Riviera Beach, FL. Capriati was transported to a nearby hospital.
TMZ spoke with Jennifer's father who tells us she's recovering well.
Capriati won 14 career titles, including three Grand Slams. She also won a gold medal at the 1992 Olympics.
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This is extremely sad to learn about. We were big Jennifer Capriati fans. We’ll be praying for her ...
Prayers offered up.
Riviera Beach is not a place you want to have problems in.
She was the youngest major tennis tournament winner ever, I think. It usually doesn’t turn out well, I’m afraid, for athletes or actors thrust into the limelight so early.
Which did she OD on? Narcotics or tranquilizers?
That’s a man, baby!
Hi Northern Yankee! Who was the other one? Do you remember her name? Really intense high-pressured sport from such a young age.
If thats a man,, with a man's sex drive,, please advise her location......... ;-)
I think the other female tennis player tested positive of cocaine is Martina Hingis in 2008. She was banned from tennis for two years. She became #1 at age 18 (I think) and stayed #1 for 209 weeks.
Women making a strenuous physical effort, straining muscles, etc., tend to look rather masculine. She was rather attractive, actually, see Google. She has had drug problems for over a decade.
I prefer Venus Williams :-)
Yes, it is sad. For lurkers who may not remember, she was a youngest-ever major contender, winning an olympic gold medal the following year; She had gotten into trouble when still a teenager, and had seemed to really put her life together, beginning her big “comeback” career move at only 19, rising to number one in the world.
PJ - Jennifer was also caught shopllifting a $35 ring in 1993.
I’m saddened by the news as well. I thought she was past the dark times in her life. I feel a little more empathy and connection towards her since she is slightly younger than myself. I remember her quick rise to fame and thought wow this is cool what if something cool like this happened to me (being a stupid teenager)? I realized it would probably be a bad thing. Shortly thereafter she dropped out of the tennis world and started reappearing in the news again in a not so good way. I was so happy when she got her life back together had a comeback and was successful. I guess she still hasn’t conquered her demons yet.
In this case, I’m sure that it was a Singer Island hotel with a Riviera Beach address. At least I hope so.
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