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Blind Items Revealed

February 16, 2014

This former A list mostly television actor has had two really awful hit shows and now makes a living as a human parody and reality star almost died a few weeks ago from alcohol poisoning. A week in rehab was all he could stand though.

The Hoff

34 comments:

sugarbread maker said...

Get help man

Frufra said...

Some people just aren't going to stop drinking, period.

sandybrook said...

Ahh but the Germans still love him.

All Lace no Leather said...

If his burger eating video taped by his daughter didn't scare him into rehab, nothing will. Alcoholism is a tough wrap to beat.

VIPblonde said...

Mmmm it's almost lunch time!

Seven of Eleven said...

Doctors are coming over tomorrow to check your alcohol level. NO ALCOHOL or you'll be fired from the show. Original video

The Paris Hilton version: If it doesn't get all over the place, it doesn't belong in your face.

Seven of Eleven said...

Oops, jinx @VIP!

Lady Heisenberg said...

My CDaN man Simon FTW!!!!

Violet said...

Now I'm all sorts of sad that knight rider was apparently a truly awful show and I never realised.

Gayeld said...

Don't forget he was Snapper!

Lady Heisenberg said...

I saw @Riven roaming around these parts earlier. Where you at my PRG?
HERE is your song of the day, inspired by the Hoff

PS- Anyone else notice that Flynn had a Lucero poster in his room? I miss him and all of our BREAKFASTS together. Come back Flynn! I'll give you all of my bacon!

sandybrook said...

I try to forget he played Snapper :(

figgy said...

Most of the 12 Step program rehabs are pretty fucking useless for a lot of people. Hope he will eventually try a different route that will work for him.

Simon said...

Ladyh: I did get that one! Yea!

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yes ya did pumpkin!!! You GO baby!!!

QueenAnne Guido said...

+1Figgy. When it was my time I couldn't face the god-talk that permeates AA.(I'm an atheist from a devotely Catholic family.)

I found a non AA, non shame-based program that treated this as a medical condition and not a moral failing to atone for. Yes, it is up to me to make wise good choices daily. And I do. But alcoholism is a disease. We don't apologize for our cancer and we shouldn't have apologize for our alcoholism.

Btw, several great frineds have found what they need in AA and I am grateful they got what they need. But it is never "one size fits all". Thank goodness for different paths for different peeps. If AA works for you, then do that. But it doesn't work for everyone.

Peace to one and all.

MeanieRhysie said...

Hear, hear!! @QAD

TalksTooMuch said...

Good for you, Gweeds

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

@LadyH A Jawbreaker cover? For me?! SWOON.

Also I've never watched BB (yes I know I should not be telling Lady Heisenberg this!). But now I want to just so I can giggle every time Junior is eating breakfast.

auntliddy said...

Man, he's like a super addict. Wonder if he can be helped.

Cheryl said...

This is not his first or even second time being near death from alcohol poisoning.

Studied 12 step programs quite a bit in grad school and attended many groups. Agree with figgy and QAG. AA saves some lives and works great for people who really make the program the center of their lives. For many though, it's not realistic. You never "graduate" from AA or learn how to function without it. You don't stop being an alcoholic, but most people need a more practical approach to dealing with it.

Lady Heisenberg said...

@Riven: Yup! I love both versions but went with Lucero assuming you already know the Jawbreaker version but not the cover. That threw me into a Breaking Bad withdrawal over Walt Jr.

I saw Lucero last time a few years ago at the BellyUp. The singer was so wasted they had to stop several times, it was sad

DoctahRivenIsAHasBeen said...

@LadyH You were 100% correct! Somewhat related, I love Rise Against's cover of 'Tour Song.'

The worst show I've been to was Pennywise. I've seen them live many times, but the last was a few years ago. I saw them play twice in the same year, went to both shows with the same friend, and we both did a double-take. Their banter between songs, not the intro or anything but the band members chatting with each other and the audience, was the exact same as the show months prior. I just can't even think of PW the same anymore, what punk band scripts their friggin banter? Ugh.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Lol @Riven: oh Lucero was far from the worst...but boo PW. That does not surprise me one bit. But imagining you in a BroHymn pit made my day haha
The worst show I've been to was a Dystopia reunion gig in TJ. They never played because the federales came in and started beating or arresting everyone. Never went to Tijuana again!!!

Sherry said...

Good for you Guido. May you stay healthy.

I agree, the AA God approach and the fact that you never get better doesn't encourage people to even try sometimes. Although if they're almost dying from alcohol poisoning then you gotta stop! It's hard enough as it is, make the path a little more gentle for others to follow.

ethorne said...

Hoff, Pam, Bleeth, Eggart, etc.... tha hell did Baywatch do to people?

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

Sad. Wasn't there a home video a few years ago of him drunk out of his mind eating a hamburger while sitting on the floor, slurring his words, while his teenage daughter begged him to get help?

Sometimes it takes MANY efforts to get sober.

My very first boyfriend was an alcoholic. I hate to say this but I knew almost from the day I met him that he probably wasn't going to make it. We were only together 4 months but kept in touch after that. It was tragic watching him try to clean up and get his life together only to watch him repeatedly backslide.

That relationship taught me the difference between "dry" and "sober" - dry is a state of body, sober is a state of mind. He was often dry, but never sober.

He killed himself at age 24.

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

Sherry, it's not accurate to say "you never get better" in AA. You do get better, but alcoholism is a chronic disease so I guess AA would say, you can go into remission but you're never cured. You have to keep working your recovery every day.

ItsCourtneyD said...

I went the opposite route of how you did but I agree. There's no one size fits all. I went through counseling and tried that first, then turned back to my faith. It's all what works best to overcome it. I don't apologize for what I went through as I'm not necessarily ashamed. Crap happens to good people. I came out for the better and my heart breaks for those who haven't been able to break free yet. Congrats to you @queenanneguido

QueenAnne Guido said...

CourtneyD very well said.

My heart breaks when I see the struggle. And I wish everyone a chance at a healthy life.

My Mom prays the rosary twice a day. I know personally how faith can sustain and nourish those who have it. Some have some don't.

Sober/dry - couldn't agree more! I keep thinking of the caveat "must be present to win." Living with intention sustains me.

Sherry said...

Thank you for making that more clear Prunella. I have never heard the "remission" part. That seems better to me.

ItsCourtneyD said...

Thank you for bringing up sober vs dry. It's 150% true. I spent my working hours dry but sober came few and far between. The two are two very different states of existence. I hate how people shame you for alcoholism and drug addiction. They are legit illnesses. Granted my patience is sometimes thin with addicts, I guess because I see how good the clean life is. But you also have to want it. And many people I've come across don't want it. I didn't want to die at 25. I wanted a life. As a former addict once said to me "At some point we all see the light. We just have to decide if we want it to be the beginning or the end." Kinda creeped me out at first and then I realized it's true. Prayers and hugs to all who struggle.

Interplanet Janet said...

Has anyone not advised him about Ibogaine and/or the Sinclair Method?? You would think that with all of his money and the people around him someone would know that there are, in fact, actual highly successful treatments out there that have eliminated the problem for many. :( I know - because I know people who have been cured by those methods. Dude is going to die if he doesn't get help. So sad.

Prunella Buggerweeds said...

@Sherry, I kinda made up that "remission" part on the fly - it was my attempt at an analogy to explain why AA emphasizes people continuing to work their recovery even when they've been dry (or sober) for a long time.