"Idol" David Cook treated for high blood pressure

April 2, 2008 7:05:36 PM PDT
A producer for "American Idol" says contestant David Cook went to the hospital because of heart palpitations after appearing on the show. Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe said Wednesday that the 25-year-old from Oklahoma had heart palpitations and high blood pressure near the end of Tuesday night's show.

Lythgoe says Cook was treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and did not require continued care.

Cook is due back for Wednesday night's castoff show.

He received good reviews Tuesday night for his version of Dolly Parton's "Little Sparrow."


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