Snooki was hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, producers covered it up

45377, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Thursday September 23 2010. Jersey Shore star Snooki rocks a leopard print dress and Gucci bag as she leaves My Studio in West Hollywood. Photograph:  Josephine Santos,

Okay, when I first read the headline at Radar, I thought Snooki was currently being hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, but it turns out that Radar’s story is about an incident that happened weeks or even months ago. I guess it just happened chronologically on the Jersey Shore show, but I have no idea why we didn’t hear about this incident before now. According to Radar, Snooki went on such an extreme binge that Jersey Shore producers actually stepped in and took her to have her stomach pumped, probably:

Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was hospitalized after a booze fueled bender during taping for the second series of the hit MTV program, has exclusively learned. The scary near-death incident occurred during a wild night out at a South Beach, Miami, nightclub, in May.

One source, who was on-set at the time, admitted to, “She was so drunk that she had to be carried out of the nightclub ‘Dream’ by the show’s producers.”

Snooki was rushed to a local Miami hospital where she was treated for suspected alcohol poisoning. The incident had been kept a closely-guarded secret until it emerged that the show’s top brass decided to leave it out of last Thursday’s episode of the show.

During the version that aired, a visibly drunk Snooki was seen playing with co-star J-Woww and her boyfriend Tom Lippolis’ feet while they were attempting to ‘smush’. While slurring her words, Snooki stumbled into Vinny’s bed and crashed on her feet.

The frightening hospital scare occurred the same night a 24-year-old Florida claimed she was attacked Sammi “Sweetheart” Giancola, leaving her with a bruise under her eye.
The show’s stars dubbed the eventful night out “Fight Night”, we’re told.

An MTV spokeswoman would not comment when contacted by, while Snooki’s rep did not return our request. It’s not known the exact treatment Snooki underwent as a result of her excessive booze intake, but alcohol poisoning is often treated with stomach pumping or gastric lavage, where the stomach is washed out using a saline solution.

According to our source, “Snooki was out of commission for about two days and was left in pain after undergoing the hospital treatment.”

Snooki’s wild partying ways have become a central focus of the popular series, which is watched by a whopping 5.5 million viewers each week.

Earlier this month, Snooki was fined $500 and ordered to perform community service as punishment for being drunk and disorderly on the beach. But the judge also admonished Snooki, labelling her “rude, profane, obnoxious and self-indulgent” and even calling her a “Lindsay Lohan wannabe.”

Snooki later blamed a Tequila binge for a foulmouthed outburst at the cops who arrested her.

“It was a good wakeup call for me,” Snoooki said at an MTV press event. “It definitely embarrassed my family and that’s just not good… My dad was very, very p**sed. He’s like, ‘I didn’t raise you like this.’ Now when I go out, I only have a couple drinks. I learned that I need to calm down with drinking. It’s just a drunken mistake. Obviously I like to party. I like to have a good time but maybe I’m overdoing it a little too much. So right now I’m just watching myself and I can have a good time not drinking.”

[From Radar]

Since I don’t watch, this really means nothing to me. But isn’t this par for the course? I mean, aren’t all of them always drunk and brawling? And doesn’t Snooki especially have a problem with alcohol? Why do her friends continue to let her drink? Why do Jersey Shore producers continue to film and enable this behavior? Although, if this story is true, it sounds like they’re trying to cover it up, probably because they now how bad it is – and how liable they are, legally and morally.

45377, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Thursday September 23 2010. Jersey Shore star Snooki rocks a leopard print dress and Gucci bag as she leaves My Studio in West Hollywood. Photograph:  Josephine Santos,

45377, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - Thursday September 23 2010. Jersey Shore star Snooki rocks a leopard print dress and Gucci bag as she leaves My Studio in West Hollywood. Photograph:  Josephine Santos,

Pint Sized Jersey Shore Guidette Nicole Snooki Polizzi stops by the David Letterman show in NYC, NY on September 21, 2010 where the single, Snooki bemoaned her lack of success finding juicehead love in the Jersey Shore and proclaimed to Letterman she is now on the hunt for an investment banker. Fame Pictures, Inc

45255, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Tuesday September 21, 2010. Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi from MTV's hit reality show Jersey Shore poses with a mini horse riding dog while making an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman . Photograph:

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  1. fluffy kitten tail says:

    I hate her.

  2. Snarf says:

    Snooki is usually drunk or getting there (like the rest of the cast).

    But! Isn’t this par for the course for most of these dama themed reality TV shows? They provide the booze which lowers inhibitions and film the resulting trainwrecks?

  3. tiki says:

    kaiser, you ask why jersey shore producers continue to film and enable snookie’s behavior. ratings. that’s it. if the show is pulling in viewers, thereby fattening the wallets of those involved, there will be no reining in of anyone. reality shows (which are anything but real) are the dregs of entertainment. the ‘stars’ are given seasonal storyboards and plotlines then are set up in manufactured situations and given the green light to say and do whatever they want to within the parameters of that season’s storyline. since there’s no actual scripted dialogue, it’s considered reality. yeah–snort–okay.

  4. Skins says:

    They are paying her to be a drunken mess. Does she think she will make this kind of money sitting around drinking tea? Do your job Snook, GET WASTED!

  5. Marjalane says:

    This just makes me nuts; It is exactly what another comment stated. They are paying her to stay drunk and make an ass of herself. And there is some sick twisted section of America who eats it up. I’ve never watched the show, but I feel like I have because of how saturated the media is with these cretins. Award shows, every tab site, Shit- the nightly news reports on Snookie before they address anything else! Truly sad and pathetic. I’ve banned MTV from our house- if my kids get caught watching anything on it, I threaten to make them watch the 700 club. MTV needs to be shamed into ditching this trash.

  6. Just a Poster says:

    uum why is this chubby little orange thing famous?

  7. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    This is just sad….

  8. guesty says:

    @tiki…lol @ yeah-snort-ok! ita. tho ‘reality tv’ is my guilty pleasure. 🙂

    off topic: & kaiser…if ur reading…also really loving the glades on a&e. gonna nominate matt passmore for hot man friday. my fav line of the entire season “pick a song girl”. omg. so hot.

  9. eugene says:

    she just can´t be uglier!!! Just can’t

  10. tiki says:

    @eugene, wanna bet? just imagine her WITHOUT make-up.

  11. mike says:

    i agree. why is this orange jabba the hut even famous? these sort of people give me the impression that everyone in NJ is just as trashy. yuck. geez snooki can you PLEASE get another purse already?? she’s been carrying the same gucci replica bag for MONTHS.

  12. honey love says:

    i love snooki. she is so cute and compact! i can see why the producers covered it up but i would have enjoyed seeing this little thing fight…WOW. Anyway I watch this show and LOVE it.

  13. honey love says:

    Also who are any of you to critize this woman appearance. I guess you would be happy if we all looked alike. I am grateful that God made us all different.

  14. MissVJJ says:

    This show is so entertaining. Im not ashamed to admit that I will not miss an episode, and I love Snooki! Oh and you guys are gonna focus on people on the show who have alcohol problems, why are you just focusing on Snooki??? So you guys can hear a bunch of haters whine about how she looks? Did you guys not know that Ronnie on the show has a MAJOR alcohol problem?

  15. Kj says:

    I’m not sure I get the outrage. I’d hate to hear what some of you would say about my college years, because we all got dangerous amounts of drunk at least once or twice. I’m not saying that’s good but a lot of young adults go thru a time where they think they’re invincible. I did. Granted, no one was encouraging me to, I just like to party. Thankfully I’ve grown out of it.

  16. Cam says:

    I don’t watch the show, but I feel like I know everything about those alcoholic bastards, they’re everywhere!

  17. mmf says:

    Oompas loompas everywhere hang their heads in shame.
    She’s not ours they cry.

  18. TQB says:

    OK, I get it that she’s everywhere, but really, I’m sick of reading comments that start with “I’ve never watched the show, but…” followed by a pronouncement regarding her health or the production values.

    I had me a little JS marathon this weekend. Do not waste your time on sympathy for these people, they are quite crafty and fully aware that they are getting paid thousands of dollars to do what they would normally do anyway. The Situation actually looks into the camera and WINKS every now and then.

  19. Marjalane says:

    Did mental institutions everywhere have open computer time this morning?

  20. danielle says:

    Kaiser, to answer your question “why do her friends let her drink” – Snooki is a grown woman. It’s not up to anyone but herself to make decisions about her behavior.

  21. Keyanna says:


  22. Karen says:

    I love Snooki so much but I’m too distracted to comment about the alcohol poisoning because she is wearing my “signature” accessory in the 2nd to last photo. That studded cuff brings compliments every time I wear it. Noooooooooo!

  23. archiepelago says:

    They are being paid $20k an episode. It’s their job to bring ratings. As long as the media fixates on the Lohan, Hilton and Kardashian antics, networks will continue to make shows reflecting this crap. It’s up to the audience to decide what they want and America is telling them yes.

  24. flourpot says:

    It’s embarrassing this shit’s so popular. What the hell is wrong with people who enjoy watching complete scumbags act like scumbags? Jeez.

  25. aenflex says:

    dear god do NOT let her get on that pony!

  26. Camille says:

    It sounds like all of the people on that show need to go to rehab. Why/how a show about a bunch of losers getting drunk and having fights is deemed as ‘entertainment/entertaining’ is beyond me.

  27. gg says:

    Slutty little orange bug.

  28. Newyorking says:

    I would call her a potato but I don’t want to give potatoes a bad name.

  29. kristen says:


  30. Ottawa says:

    I think snookie looks kind of transhy sometimes,but she is also cute at the same time.

    Why would Snoookie be carrying a fake bag?
    I’m sure she can afford a real one now with that salary.
    Anyway I hope Snooks gets her own show 🙂