Tori Spelling hospitalized for days after fallout from calling Katie Holmes ‘plastic’

Tori Spelling

God, this story is just full of drama. Tori Spelling has been out and about for a few months promoting her latest book, Spelling It Like It Is. Tori has written a number of titles, but this one revolves around her family’s financial straits. I still can’t wrap my head around Tori’s claim that she and her husband could justify vacationing in Cabo last summer but couldn’t afford a vasectomy. In the grand scheme of medical procedures, a vasectomy is fairly low cost and is often even covered by insurance.

Tori is hungry though. Hungry for press. In this latest book, she revealed details of an adult film that “accidentally” ended up in the wrong hands. She also trotted out stories about former acquaintances. Tori branded Katie Holmes a plastic robot” who “can’t sing for sh-t. That story seemed particularly cruel because Katie was at a very unhappy point in her life (right before she divorced Tom Cruise) and had other things on her mind. Yet Tori was so offended that Katie didn’t realize she had kids; maybe that’s why Tori raked Katie over the grills. Whatever the case, Tori did not enjoy the media fallout after she trashed Katie. Radar Online says Tori was so upset that she checked herself into a hospital for days:

Reality star Tori Spelling was hospitalized last month in the midst of her tour to promote her tell-all book Spelling It Like It Is, has learned.

The 40-year-old mother-of-four was treated briefly and released, but legs of her promotional tour had to be cancelled after she missed a scheduled flight.

A source close to ex-90210 star Spelling told Radar that “she just wasn’t feeling well and went to the hospital, but everything was fine.”

But a second source explained: “Tori was hospitalized for stress and anxiety for a few days because she was receiving a lot of negative feedback about revelations she made in the book and she had no anticipation that it was going to hit a nerve.

“Tori didn’t think making comments about a chance encounter with Katie Holmes would cause such a ruckus.

“She just grew very anxious about having to defend her actions in the book in media interviews and decided that she needed to go to the hospital.”

[From Radar Online]

I don’t mean to pass judgment upon anyone with severe stress and anxiety, but does it seem strange that Tori would check herself in for treatment because … she made fun of someone and got called on it. Tori deserved to be called out for what she said about Katie. Those were some cheap shots.

Maybe Tori actually felt really bad about the situation and couldn’t face herself or the public, I don’t know. This is definitely a weird twist in the story. It’s weird how Tori and Dean could afford round-the-clock hospital treatment but not a vasectomy. Maybe they never really wanted the vasectomy.

Katie Holmes still refuses to acknowledge this story at all. Atta girl.

Katie Holmes

Tori Spelling

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  1. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Good for Katie for handling the situation so elegantly. So rare these days.

    • Kate says:

      sooooooo they can’t afford a vasectomy but they can afford for her to be in the hospital for a few days. smh

    • Maya says:

      Katie is following Angelina Jolie’s way of handling nasty people.

      Chelsea Handler has verbally abused Angelina several times and not once has Angelina responded. Angelina’s silence has shown that she has class and Chelsea hasn’t – in fact Chelsea is the one left looking like a pathetic fool.

      Same with Katie and Tori – Katie’s silence has made Tori look bad.

      Silence and ignorance is the key to answering back bullies, attackers like Chelsea and Tori.

      • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

        You’re so right – silence on these type of verbal attacks does show class – this could be applied in the working world, living with gossippy neighbors and even in some types of intimate relationships where some like to verballly attack for long periods of time, and if the other person responds in kind, then they look like the crazy one. Good for Angelina and Katie for keeping their dignity and class through not acknowleging the negativity and keeping quiet when dealing with those who are trying to provoke them into having a negative reaction.

    • Jacqueline says:

      LeAnn Rimes needs to take a page from this book.

    • Priya says:

      Katie looks fifteen in that picture, in that Laura Ashley dress.

  2. MrsB says:

    She just needs to go away and quit talking/leaking stories or she is going to have no fans left.

  3. Frida_K says:

    Nice bruise on her leg in the last picture there.

    Tori, Tori, Tori…histrionic to a T.

  4. mina wurst says:

    The thing with TS’s face is each feature after plastic surgery is now “perfect” individually, but they don’t click together and make up for a charm-less mug

  5. Aussie girl says:

    If I went to hospital for stress or anxiety, they would refer me to my local GP. There is no way they would waste a hospital bed on me when others are more in need. I’m by no means stating that anxiety and stress are not serious conditions. I have suffered from these things in the past. I have private health care to. I just think personally that in la la land only this would happen.

    • gg says:

      Lol there is probably a quiet little Histrionics Ward in every medical center in L.A. for whatever walks in the door.

    • Sassy says:

      So correct! They do surgery as an outpatient procedure. I went in with a potential stroke, was tested, cleared and went home in a few hours. They do not keep you overnight unless you are really ill. Anxiety is not something for which you are hospitalized “for a few days”.

  6. Lori says:

    it was really stick in her craw that didn’t acknowledge her in the press when her book came out. that’s probably why she went to hospital.

  7. Emilly says:

    Well…. she got a headline. Wasn’t that the goal of the “source” leaking this?

    • Rhea says:

      Yup. It’s more likely being addicted staying on the headline than being stress out or having anxiety.

  8. Maureen says:

    I know this is kind of off-topic, and I know that the subject of Tori’s plastic surgery is sort of a dead horse beaten, but I wish SOMEONE could help me understand how someone with her money (at the time she did the surgeries) could have gotten such bad work done. And she’s not the only one. Lots of people with loads of money get really bad surgery. WHY? Do they just take the first doctor they meet and never shop around? Her boob job is just awful and her nose is CROOKED. How does a person get CROOKED rhinoplasty??

    • gg says:

      It seems to me that between the surgeon’s skill and varying bodies with varying issues, it must be a crapshoot with regards to results. Encapsulation and infection can ruin good work.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      To add to what GG said: I think that plastic surgery, even performed by the most talented surgeon, cannot instantly transform a not-so-beautiful woman into a goddess. That being said, I think plastic surgery can enhance and improve but ONLY if the “foundation” is there (meaning the person has to have a somewhat-attractive, fairly symmetrical face to begin with). Kinda like makeup-it can really enhance existing attractive features but if a not-so-attractive person puts makeup on, they just look like an average person with stuff on their face.

      Tori was never a great beauty and I think the plastic surgery just altered (but didn’t improve) what she was already working with. I don’t blame the plastic surgeon, I think it’s more a case of “you can only do so much”.

      Just my opinion and I hope it didn’t come across as too harsh.

      • lunchcoma says:

        I actually think the problem is that she did try to do too much. You have to work with your body type and facial structure to some degree, and when people push for changes that are too radical, sometimes the results are very unattractive. That’s certainly the case with her implants, and I think might be the case with some of her facial surgery as well.

      • TG says:

        Yes. As Bob Hope, said on one of his Christmas Specials that he did with Naomi and Winona Judd, “I am Tudy the beautician not Merlin The Magician.” I still remember that quote from probably over 20 years ago.

    • Jacqueline says:

      That’s what I don’t get. People were not kind in their response to her story, and rightly so. It was a total cheap shot. Katie was wrapped in Xenu and probably legitimately didn’t know Tori had kids & Tori didn’t acknowledge the Katie’s obvious state (which was also being more heavily reported on than Tori’s kids).
      Much, much worse things have been said about Tori, her body and her marriage over the years. She checks in for this? Stupid attention grab.

      • Belle says:

        Totally agree with this. I find it really odd that Tori was bugged that Katie hadn’t managed to follow HER in the tabloids, and keep track of her kids… yet Tori, who obviously reads the tabloids, had no clue what was going on with Katie and/or didn’t care enough to be considerate and reserve her bitchy judgements. Even before news of the divorce broke, Katie was a walking zombie. How very insensitive, rude, selfish and petty of Tori to include that crap in her book. 🙁

    • MollyMaxwell says:

      A friend of mine worked with a former 90210 actor (one of the main cast) on a show a couple years ago and they got to be friendly enough that one night when they were driving back from set she asked him, “so what’s up with Tori Spelling’s t*ts?!”

      Apparently he laughed and said his theory was that Tori was so skinny when she originally had them done that there was not enough extra skin to accommodate the size she opted for and that’s why there’s that weird over-stretched valley thing happening in her cleavage.

      I wonder if it’s a case of her plastic surgeon not caring or if he did warn her but she decided to go ahead anyway. Shady either way.

    • Maureen says:

      Thanks for all the replies! I tend to align with @TheOriginalKitten, but the truth is I thought I would sound mean (somehow TOK didn’t sound mean though!) if I said it. But I do think it’s that. The surgeon just didn’t have much to work with. I think Giselle’s nose job is a good example of getting something done that just enhances/improves beauty that is already there. Same with Benjamin Bratt, Keanu Reeves, and Halle Berry — all who’ve had rhinoplasties and were smart enough to stop right there. But then you get people like Lisa Rinna, Bristal Palin, and Megan Fox who were perfectly decent-looking people who just up and decided good wasn’t good enough and now they look WEIRD.

  9. Lucy2 says:

    What did they diagnose her with? Spoiled bitchitosis?
    This has to be one of the most poorly thought out publicity pushes ever. Everything she says makes her sound mean or dumb.

    • gg says:

      I keep wondering when she is going to realize this. Not opening her mouth is going to be a 24/7 job I don’t know if she’s up to.

      Self realization is underrated with these people.

    • Amy says:

      “Spoiled bitchitosis.” Thank you for making my day better.

    • Teeny says:

      I may have to start using “spoiled bitchitosis”. I just let out a really awkward, muffled laugh in public.

    • Tara says:

      I too love “spoiled bitchiosis” and plan to use it. Thx!!

  10. BeckyR says:

    She was probably stressed out from looking after 4 kids. Wow, she sure has some ugly legs.

  11. lambchops says:

    It must be nice to make tons of money selling shit books because you’re famous and not because you have anything interesting to say or any great stories to tell.

    • Clever hand says:

      Seriously! This girl is too much. I really don’t understand why her “fans” follow her, just to hear her whine about her lack of daddy’s money?

  12. eliza says:

    Diagnosis: Severe attention whoreitis with a touch of foot in mouth disease.

    Cure: Mea culpa. I sowwy. Forgive meeeeeee. We’re poor!

  13. Pam246 says:

    I don’t know why people are praising Katie for not commenting. It’s just Tori Spelling. Nobody cares about her or her opinion. I still don’t understand how Tori can say she’s broke. She’s still going on shopping trips and eating at expensive restaurants.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Because most people in the limelight today would rush to the nearest microphone and say something mean and tacky (think Brandi’s response to whatshername), so it’s refreshing to see someone rise above it. To me, anyway.

  14. Insomniac says:

    I kind of feel like hospitalizing myself every time I see the words “Tori Spelling” and “sex tape” together.

  15. turningviolet says:

    Is that what you can do in US hospitals? Just turn up and say ‘I’m a leeetle bit stressed’ and they’ll admit you? Because you’d be laughed all the way out of a UK NHS hospital.

    This girl just digs herself even deeper – I mean did she actually expect some sympathy by leaking this story? Because she just makes herself look even more stupid.

    • Shannon1972 says:

      No…someone suffering from anxiety may be admitted to the emergency room and have an EKG done to make sure it isn’t heart related. But they would never be admitted under normal circumstances. That said, “anxiety” or “exhaustion” are usually used as euphemisms by publicists to hide why their client is *really* in the hospital – if they were really there in the first place. She may have simply been hiding out at home and needed an excuse for missing appearances.

      And yeah, it’s a stupid strategy if she is trying to gain sympathy. I’m kind of over the whole stress and anxiety (feel bad for me!!) thing. It’s used way too much, and I think it trivializes those of us who really have anxiety disorder.

    • Syko says:

      No, it’s not. You can go to the emergency room and get emergency treatment, but to be admitted, you have to have a doctor make that decision. This is what I don’t understand about the whole thing – how did she simply “check in” at the hospital? Apparently hospitals in California have a lot more beds available (see also: famewhores renting out entire floors for the birth of their children) because when I had freaking swine flu on top of emphysema, I had to wait several hours until a bed was available to admit me.

      • emmie_a says:

        She could have checked in to a private clinic.

      • Esmom says:

        No it’s my understanding that the US has a severe shortage of beds for mentally ill patients. Case in point: just last week a senator from VA was stabbed by his son, who then shot and killed himself. They had tried hospitalizing him just the day before but he was released for lack of beds, like within a 6 hour radius or something. So appalling.

        And to think some celebs can just check themselves in when they feel a little stressed? Mind boggling.

      • mayamae says:


        You’re on the right track. Our mental health services still suck. I watched a special the other night that covered the collapse and closure of a large majority of state mental health facilities. Those people are now homeless, or in the prison population. The prison warden stated that he know is in charge of the majority of the mentally ill in his state. At least 50% of all inmates have at least one psychiatric diagnosis.

        Anxiety and panick attacks can get you admitted for 1-2 nights if chest pain was part of the diagnosis. After the cardiac workup, you’re back out again.

    • Red32 says:

      Suicide attempts get hospitalized. Anxiety normally doesn’t someone admitted. As others said, you can go to the ER and they’ll check you out and tell you to follow up as an outpatient.

    • loveisthecoal says:

      No, you can’t do this in US hospitals…not a normal one, anyway. I don’t know of anyone who would go to the emergency room with an anxiety attack, unless it’s the first time you’re experiencing one, and you have no idea what it is. As others have stated, they may check your heart, but other than that they’ll refer you to your regular doctor and send you on your way.

    • IzzyB says:

      Gotta love the NHS. I had an internal bleed in my kidney and after surgery I was put in a freaking CORRIDOR for 3 hours until they found me a bed!

      Maybe I should go to the US and say the NHS stressed me out, can I have a nap please?

    • Paloma says:

      No. They do not do this in U.S. hospitals.

    • Nina W says:

      Of course this isn’t what happens in US hospitals. Our hospital ER’s have to treat everyone who turns up and presents symptoms. They don’t give beds to everyone just people they decide need them and believe me they do not give them out to slightly stressed wanna be actresses.

  16. BaronessOrczy says:

    In this day and age, there’s no way she could have been hospitalized for “anxiety” alone and have insurance pay for it. She must have paid a private “hospital” out of pocket. I understand the girls gotta eat but she needs to get her stories straight!

    • loveisthecoal says:

      Yeah, this. I have what’s considered by most to be pretty good insurance, and NOTHING related to mental health is covered AT ALL. Any visits to my doctor for anxiety, medications, therapy, etc. is ENTIRELY out of pocket. I’d expect a Hollywood actor to have the best insurance there is, but I still simply can’t imagine someone would be admitted to the hospital for days just for anxiety. Either something else was going on, or her story is BS.

      • JanieJ says:

        @loveisthecoal, yuck, I’m sorry to hear that. The insurance from the job I’ve been at for 7 years has the same coverage for mental health as for physical, and it has been a lifesaver for me. Actually I think it might be a requirement of Obamacare that mental and physical ailments be covered the same now? Don’t know if you’re in the US though. (And not trying to start a political discussion!)

      • Nina W says:

        You should talk to you insurance company, the Feds wrote a law in 2008 requiring insurers provide mental health coverage as well as physical health coverage. Also Obamacare is supposedly going to cover mental health care for the uninsured as well although I’m not sure that’s rolled out yet.

  17. Lucy says:

    Katie Holmes looks GORGEOUS in that photo

  18. shannon says:

    I was (still am) a huge fan of the original 90210 and I always thought Donna was great. It’s no secret that Tori Spelling has never been drop dead gorgeous, but I always thought she was cute and definitely did not need plastic surgery. What she’s done to herself is downright awful. I would love to see what she would look like now w/o all the work done.

    • JanieJ says:

      Right? She’s another one like Leeann Rimes where, when you look at old pictures of her, it’s amazing how attractive she used to be when she just had her own face.

  19. Christin says:

    What a drama queen. Her “poor me” stories don’t add up. She needs some new material other than kids, money woes and slacker husband.

  20. gg says:

    I think her appearance would improve if she would just ditch the vampire maroon lipstick she usually wears. It does not enhance her appearance. Makes her look like a puppet.

    The lighter coral in the top photo looks a bit better.

  21. marina says:

    It’s pathetic watching celebrities holding on to the bottom rung of fame for dear life.

  22. Paloma says:

    She must have connections. Anyone else would receive acute care via pill or injection, and then sent home. Or, this could be a lie, or it is something else that caused her to be hospitalized.

  23. Patricia says:

    She wants those hospital anxiety meds because they are amaaaaaazing! I was recently in the hospital for a wicked stomach virus and I was dehydrating dangerously. I was checked in for 3 days. I said I was very anxious (I do have an anxiety disorder that I handle with meditation, yoga, etc and it was acting up because let’s face it hospitals are scary) and they were happy to give me some meds to help me relax and get well. I was in heaven because that is some powerful stuff. I really felt like I could have stayed in that bed watching Boy Meets World reruns forever. I still fantasize about having to go back to the hospital for some reason and just getting those meds in my system again!!! Of course I’m not gonna walk in like Tori tho, how silly.

  24. Alexis says:

    She certainly picked the wrong one to attack with Katie. Katie looks to be aging naturally and doesn’t seem to have gotten any facial work done. She was also in the midst of a seriously abusive relationship at the time and probably had a lot more important on herons than Tori’s personal life. How she could think that anyone would side with her on this story, I don’t know.

  25. Thiajoka says:

    In my mind this falls under one of our favorite family sayings: “You can dish it out, but you can’t take it.”

    Now, by releasing this, she’s going to get all nervous again and have to go back to the hospital. It will be a vicious circle. Should have just got the vasectomy and kept your mouth closed in the first place.

    On a more serious note, my cousin recently had to go to the E.R. because she thought she was having a heart attack. It turned out to be a panic attack and it was awful. They admitted her for it. We were really scared for her. So, while I suspect this is a bit dramatized for public consumption, it IS actually possible to have a panic attack that is so bad it can cause hospitalization. In my cousin’s case, it was a culmination of events that started with a family death, a fire, another family death, and just general sort of PTSD symptoms she and her family suffered after all of that. But it can happen, to be so upset that one needs intense medical treatment.

    • Kiddo says:

      I believe it in the case with your friend. Here, I’m not sure. Looking for sympathy after being mean seems more like it, but I don’t know, obviously.

      • Thiajoka says:

        Oh, I agree–I think she’s playing the “poor me” card because she opened her mouth and inserted her foot. LOL. I don’t hate her at all, but I did think her comments about Katie Holmes were a ploy for publicity.

  26. MollyB says:

    Ugly inside and out.

  27. serena says:

    I’m not saying she deserved to be hospitalized for anxiety and such.. it’s horrible and I hope she gets better as soon as possible. BUT she deserves the media-slash, because she was just plain mean to Katie Holmes (who, on the contrary, was totally classy about it) just for the sake of promoting her book. I guess that’s who Tori really is, and that’s why she doesn’t seem to have so much girlfriends.

  28. Skye says:

    Jesus. Must be nice to live in a world where you check yourself into hospital for a few days so you can relax.

  29. TherapyCranes says:

    If you’re willing to not only talk shit but publicize it you bloody hell better be ready for the backlash. If you can’t handle it.. don’t say it.

  30. newtoyourn says:

    Maybe its my location,NY state, but what medical hospital admits for anxiety and stress. And what insurance company would pay for it?? Seems like a psych admit, and nowadays atleast around here have got to have serious psych issues to even be admitted…seems like someone is fishing for sympathy instead…

  31. Kerrboom says:

    Katie isn’t acknowledging this because she’s up here ______ and Tori is alllllllll the way down

    here ______.

  32. VioletCrumble says:

    Plastic, huh?

    Brriiiiinnnngg, brrriiiiinnnnng…..
    “Hello, Kettle? This is Pot. You’re black.”

  33. Satiah says:

    Really? A weekend stay at the hospital over the public’s reaction to her talking smack about the former bride of xenu? Pop a Xanax like the rest of us you histrionic drama queen!