David Hasselhoff is reported to be on the mend after falling off the wagon earlier this week.

“He is doing fine,” a source close to the 55-year-old former Baywatch star told E! Online.

The Hoff admitted earlier in the year he is ‘a recovering alcoholic’.

On Tuesday, his publicist Judy Katz told tmz.com: “David had a brief relapse and immediately recognised the importance of addressing it with the assistance of his doctors.”

He was said to have spent a few hours at Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center before being released.

Earlier this year, an unflattering video featuring an incoherent Hoff was widely circulated among the media, reportedly by his daughters.

“I am a recovering alcoholic,” he said in a statement in the wake of the tape’s release. “Despite [the fact] that I have been going through a painful divorce and… have recently been separated from my children due to my work, I have been successfully dealing with my issue. Unfortunately, I did have a brief relapse, but part of recovery is relapse.”