American Idol finalist David Cook was hospitalized after Tuesday nights' performance, and treated for heart palpitations.
During the broadcast, David gave a stellar performance of Dolly Parton's "Little Sparrow" (Simon even liked it) and seemed fine. But, according to TMZ.com, David hadn't been feeling well all day, but stuck it out for the show. Afterward, his condition seemed to worsen and a medic on the set urged him to go to the hospital after his blood pressure sky-rocketed.
David was driven to the hospital where he was treated with medicine and sent back to his Idol home a few hours later. An Idol exec told the website that the crooner has been very stressed lately, after learning that his cancer-stricken brother had experienced a set-back last week, and that David had even collapsed before a performance earlier in the season.
In my medical opinion (which is completely unwarranted), it sounds like panic attacks. Poor David! But, I have to say, he's pretty amazing -- you'd never know anything was ailing him while he is in the performance zone. He was spot-on last night. Feel better, buddy!