Written by: Matt
Last night after the American Idol Top 9 Performance show contestant David Cook was rushed to the hospital. The singer was experiencing heart palpitations and high blood pressure but waited until after the show to be treated. He’s since been released, so you can relax and safely expect him to be there tonight for the American Idol results show.
TMZ reports the finer details:
After the show, Cook was driven to the hospital (not by ambulance) and treated by a private doctor to keep everything on the down low. The doctor gave Cook medication to bring his blood pressure down and he will monitored again Tuesday.
An “A.I.” exec tells us Cook has been completely stressed out because his brother, who has been sick with cancer, had a setback within the last week. Earlier in the season, just before a performance, David collapsed and said he could not go on — though he pulled it together at the last minute.
I hadn’t heard anything about this earlier collapse. Sad news about his brother too. Thankfully he’ll have a full week to recover before his next real performance. We’ll update you with any new information during the day here at Wild Bluff Media.
Thanks to WBM’s newest writer, Erin, for keeping her ear on the Idol pulse for this news!
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Posted on: Wednesday, April 2, 2008
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