Date: 23rd August 2001
Former 80s teen heart-throb COREY HAIM has been hospitalised after a drug overdose. The DREAM A LITTLE DREAM (1989) star, 29, was found unconscious by his mother JUDY in his Los Angeles bungalow on 10 August (01).
The troubled LOST BOYS, the (1987) actor has a long history of drug problems and filed for bankruptcy four years ago (JUL97). A family friend says, "He'd obviously overdosed again and was in really bad shape - pale and unresponsive. He looked like he was already dead by the time the ambulance got there. "
The paramedics rushed Corey to UCLA MEDICAL CENTER, where the staff was able to stabilize him. But a few hours later, he slipped into a coma and was like that for most of the night. "Thank God, by morning he was slowly coming out of it. "
Two weeks earlier (begs23JUL01) the Canadian-born actor spent some time in local California hospital SHERMAN OAKS. His mother disclosed her son has further battles ahead besides drug abuse. The unfortunate celebrity has no health insurance so will have to foot the medical bill himself. (ES/WNWCNE)