Update: Woods’ mother-in-law rushed by ambulance from Tiger Woods’ home
An ambulance responded early Tuesday to a call for medical assistance from the Florida home of Tiger Woods, and the incident was captured on video by local television.
WINDERMERE, Fla. – Elin Nordegren’s mother was rushed to a hospital early Tuesday morning from Tiger Woods’ home by fire department medics, NBC News is reporting.
Barbro Holmberg was admitted to Health Central Hospital in Ocoe, Fla., and is in stable condition, NBC News said.
An emergency dispatcher took the call from Woods’ home at 2:35 a.m. and transferred it to Orange County Fire Rescue, Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jim Solomons told The Associated Press.
The identity of the woman or her condition is not known, but local NBC affiliate WESH reported the call was made at 2:36 a.m. today Health Central Hospital in Ocoee. The patient at first refused treatment but was then taken to the hospital on “advanced life support.”
News footage showed an unidentified blonde woman arriving at an area hospital on a gurney reportedly from the Woods home.
Orlando’s WESH television reported that a radio log showed that an adult woman was transported from Woods’ home to Health Central Hospital in nearby Ocoee.
The log showed the patient initially refused transport, but was later listed as an advanced life support patient, the television station reported.
WESH added that video from the hospital showed a middle-age woman being removed from an ambulance on a stretcher and taken through an emergency entrance.
News reports said that Woods’ mother-in-law and sister-in-law were visiting the golf star’s wife.
According to WESH, a black Cadillac Escalade was seen leaving the hospital a short time later, bearing a tag similar to the one involved in Woods’ one-car crash on November 27.
The report is the latest development in a running scandal that has tarnished the once golf star’s once impeccable image, and follows news reports on Monday that said Woods’s wife, Elin Nordegren, had moved out of their Florida home following a storm of gossip surrounding Woods and his alleged affairs with numerous women.
Tabloid reports following the accident have linked Woods with as many as 10 women, prompting him to issue an statement apologizing to his family, in a scandal that may have irreparably tarnished his lucrative brand.
TMZ reports Woods was in hospital with overdose
Also, Tuesday morning the celebrity gossip site TMZ reported that Woods had been admitted to the hospital the day after Thanksgiving after an overdose.
Sources connected with the hospital tell TMZ the admissions chart lists “OD” and that he was having trouble breathing.
We’re told the fifth floor of the hospital was put on lockdown when Tiger arrived. Tiger was admitted under an alias — William Smith. His wife, Elin Nordegren was by his side.
As we first reported, Elin gave paramedics two pill bottles at the accident scene — we now know the prescriptions were for Ambien and Vicodin. Tiger was in and out of consciousness, snoring at the scene, and our sources say he clearly appeared to be under the influence of something — not alcohol.
We’re also told doctors used a breathing tube to assist his respiration.
We’re also told hospital officials changed Tiger’s alias after a few hours to another alias because they feared people would find out he was there.