'Bay Watch' star hospitalized


David Hasselhoff has been released from a local hospital after being treated for alcoholism, his publicist said.

"David had a brief relapse and immediately recognized the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors," Judy Katz said in a statement.

The 55-year-old actor went to the hospital Tuesday and was released Wednesday, she said.

In June, a judge ordered Hasselhoff not to drink alcohol as part of a custody dispute between the actor and his ex-wife, Pamela Bach, over their two teenage daughters.

Bach and Hasselhoff were married in December 1989, and divorced last year.