His rep says the recovering alcoholic "had a brief relapse," but is doing "fine"

By Ken Lee
Updated October 09, 2007 07:35 PM

David Hasselhoff has relapsed and is hospitalized, according to his rep Judy Katz.

“David had a brief relapse and immediately recognized the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors,” Katz tells in a statement. “He is doing fine and will be back home in the morning.”

In May, a videotape surfaced of the former Baywatch actor extremely intoxicated while attempting to eat a hamburger in a Las Vegas hotel room.

Shortly thereafter, the actor issued a statement saying he is battling alcoholism.

“I am a recovering alcoholic. Despite [the fact] that I have been going through a painful divorce … I have been successfully dealing with my issue,” Hasselhoff said. “Unfortunately, one evening I did have a brief relapse, but part of recovery is relapse.”

A month later, Hasselhoff, who has been fighting an ongoing custody battle with ex-wife Pamela Bach, was awarded primary physical custody of the couple’s daughters, Taylor-Ann, 17, and Hayley, 14.

The couple are due to face off in a trial to settle their finances in their ongoing divorce.