From the Associated Press:
OCOEE, Fla. — Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law was rushed to a hospital early Tuesday, touching off the second media frenzy in two weeks surrounding the pro golfer’s carefully guarded private life.
Barbro Holmberg was taken by ambulance to Health Central Hospital with stomach pains after a 911 call from Woods’ house. Holmberg, a Swedish politician and the mother of Woods’ wife, was released about 11 hours later and returned to Woods’ mansion, hospital spokesman Dan Yates said.
“She was wheeled out in a wheelchair just like everyone else,” Yates said.
Health Central is the same hospital where Woods was treated after he crashed his sport utility vehicle outside his home in the gated Isleworth community in Windermere last month.
Holmberg, 57, arrived in the U.S. a few days ago, just as her daughter grappled with fallout from the crash and the ensuing statement from Woods that he had extramarital “transgressions.”
Woods and his wife, Elin Nordegren, have a 2-year-old daughter and an infant son.
Family members visited Holmberg in the hospital, Yates said, but he did not specify whether Woods or his wife came. The family hired additional security to keep the media away.
Yates would not speculate on what caused Holmberg’s stomach problems or whether she had suffered previously with that type of distress. Holmberg’s spokeswoman, Eva Malmborg, said she wasn’t aware that Holmberg suffered from any disease.
Holmberg was expected back at her job as Gavleborg county governor in central-east Sweden next week, said her deputy, Olov Rydberg.
[11:54 a.m. – 12/8/2009] – Woman Rushed To Hospital Is Woods’ Mother-In-Law
Orlando, Florida — Tiger Woods’ mother-in-law was admitted to a hospital early Tuesday with a stomach ailment after a 911 call was made from the golfer’s home, a hospital spokesman said.
Dan Yates from Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Florida, said doctors are still evaluating Barbro Holmberg, who is in stable condition.
No further details on the condition of Holmberg — the mother of Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren — were immediately available.
[8:08 a.m. – 12/8/2009] – Woman Rushed To Hospital From Tiger Woods’ Home
WINDERMERE, Fla. – A woman was transported to a hospital from Tiger Woods’ Florida home after firefighters responded to a medical call early Tuesday, NBC News reported.
According to Orlando-based WESH, the adult female was taken from the $2.6 million mansion “on advanced life support” after firefighters received a call at 2:36 a.m.
A radio log showed an adult female was transported to Health Central Hospital in Ocoee, Fla., WESH reported.
Video footage obtained by WESH showed a woman on a stretcher being removed from an ambulance by emergency officials.
A black Cadillac Escalade was seen at the hospital shortly after the ambulance arrived, WESH reported. It said the license plate on the Escalade was similar to the one involved in Woods’ car crash on Nov. 27. WESH’s Web site described the driver as a blonde woman.