Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi was hospitalized, likely for alcohol poisoning, during the filming of the show's second season in Miami's South Beach.
Snooki's scary incident occurred during a wild night at a club, Dream, after which she was so drunk, she had to be "carried out by the show's producers."
She was rushed to a local Miami hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.
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The incident had been kept a closely-guarded secret until it emerged that the show's top brass decided to cut it out of last Thursday's Jersey Shore episode.
Last week, a visibly drunk Snooki was seen playing with co-star JWoww and her boyfriend Tom Lippolis' feet as they were attempted to get their smush on.
According to a source close to the show, "Snooki was out of commission for about two days and was left in pain after undergoing the hospital treatment."
Snooki's wild partying has become a focal point of Jersey Shore. Earlier this month, Snooki was fined $500 for being drunk and disorderly on the beach.
The judge admonished Snooki, labelling her "rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent" and even hilariously calling her a "Lindsay Lohan wannabe."