David Hasselhoff was held in a psychiatric unit at the weekend after collapsing with a seizure, according to US reports.

The America’s Got Talent judge – nicknamed The Hoff – was rushed to hospital on Friday after reportedly suffering a seizure after medication he was taking reacted badly with alcohol.

According to website RadarOnline.com, he was taken Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was later put under an involuntary psychiatric hold under the California Welfare and Institutions Code 5150.

The order is for anyone who authorities believe to be a danger to either themselves or to others, are gravely disabled, or suffer from a mental disorder.

It’s been reported that Hasselhoff was released at 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

The former Baywatch star is believed to have been hospitalised for alcohol poisoning more than five times.

Despite vowing to get sober, Hasselhoff has continued drinking and, last month, fell off the wagon at Simon Cowell’s 50th birthday party.

And earlier this month, he raised eyebrows with a slurred, erratic speech at the MTV VMA Awards in Berlin.