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.Slurring her words, Snooki then stumbled into Vinny's bed. What we didn't see was that Snooki went to the hospital as a result of excessive booze intake.
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."