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Barbro Holmberg rushed to Florida hospital

The Local · 8 Dec 2009, 17:25

Published: 08 Dec 2009 17:25 GMT+01:00

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Health Central Hospital spokesman Dan Yates in Ocoee, Florida, told the Associated Press that Holmberg was admitted in with stomach pain.

She arrived at the hospital via ambulance in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a 911 emergency call was placed from the Woods mansion outside of Orlando.

"She's doing well under the circumstances," a source told the Expressen newspaper.

"It's not life-threatening."

Holmberg, Sweden’s former migration minister and current governor of Gävleborg County in eastern Sweden, is in the United States with her daughter Elin Nordegren amidst an ongoing scandal involving a number of alleged infidelities by her star-golfer son-in-law.

Media outlets in the United States have been speculating for much of the day about who exactly was whisked away from the Woods estate. The woman, seen in video footage shot by a local television station, was described as being a middle-aged female with blonde hair, spawning theories that it was likely Holmberg who had taken ill.

A spokesperson for Holmberg confirmed on Monday that the governor of Gävleborg had cancelled all her appearances for the week and had taken leave from her post.

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The news of Holmberg’s hospitalization comes following reports that Nordegren has moved out of the Windmere mansion she shares with Woods and their two children and has decamped to another house in the area.

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17:47 December 8, 2009 by livinginsweden
Did Tiger cooked dinner for her?

Oh the rumor mills could go crazy on this one too...

ha ha
17:59 December 8, 2009 by bettan1
No kidding.

Now let's sit back and wait for all the natural born Aryan brotherhood residents to chime in on this one.
18:01 December 8, 2009 by Plowbridge
I hear Tiger only offered $50m and she laughed so much...........

(hope she gets better though)
18:02 December 8, 2009 by krigeren
Right now the media and Tiger's PR people are operating from standard play books. Tiger is not the first star this has happened to and he will not be the last.

The reason why the media loves these stories is so often the PR people representing the star fallen from grace do such a poor job of damage control making the whole situation worse.

Tiger needs to bring levity to the situation and now. A well written script where he hosts Saturday Night Live addressing the issue could be one solution.

He is an athletic superstar. This was always probably a question of when and not if as it if for most people in his position.

It is interesting to see how the wheels in motion are playing out....Tiger can still salvage most everything...I don't think he is relegated to pitching his "Tiger Driver Series" a 10" strap on and female pleasure device quite yet...although there are probably a adult toy companies waiting in the wings ;-)
18:46 December 8, 2009 by calebian22
Research. As a Swedish politician she is just checking out the American health care system.
18:49 December 8, 2009 by Newyork-Växjö
I hope she get well, We are close to new year and she is sick that is sad.

May Allah gives happiness unity to all of us and bring peace to this world (Ameen)
18:54 December 8, 2009 by Beynch
The New York Post (nypost.com) reports today that both Nike and Gatorade may rethink having Woods endorsing their products. I for one will henceforth not use either of those products, or anything else where Woods appears in a commercial. He has disappointed many all over the world. By the way, where is Woods now? Is he hiding in his mansion? Would be nice to hear from him.
19:00 December 8, 2009 by lingonberrie
I hopefully wish that she has a full recovery and that her visit with her daughter and grandchildren is one of which the outcome engenders good will with positive results.

Christmas is nearing, and no one needs this dissension--especially the children.

I read posts here that mistakenly point fingers at Elin, yet there are no reports of her being guilty of infidelity but many such regarding Woods.

However that might be, this is still a family issue and as such is no one's business but their own.

I know that this is difficult for some of you who post here, but even you can somehow summon-up some sense of common decency and allow the matter to rest.
19:07 December 8, 2009 by jack sprat

"May Allah gives happiness unity to all of us and bring peace to this world"

Afraid the only peace Elin and Barbro are looking, for is a piece of Tiger's hide.
19:32 December 8, 2009 by tommycapes
looks like the porn star relationship was the straw that broke the camels back.

good bye elin hello all the beautiful women in the world?

lets hope it doesnt affect him on the course and he gets back to winning those last 5 majors. men like him are not put on this earth to be parents and family men, they are put on this earth to be winners.

good luck tiger!
20:00 December 8, 2009 by Beynch
@lingonberrie: I agree that the concern should be primarily with the children. They are clearly innocent of any wrong doing, as opposed to their father. But I disagree that is "no one's busniess but their own". We're etalking about one of the world's foremost celebrities here. And therefore this whole saga is the world's business. It is major news lingonberrie! We who wear Nike sneakers have the right to know what their main promoter is doing. I will definitely NOT put this "matter to rest". Are Woods' hole-in-one's also no one's business but his own?
20:15 December 8, 2009 by vladd777
I believe that Tiger Woods is suffering from sex addiction! Hopefully he starts getting therapy soon before he gets the other deadly disease.

I feel sorry for the little kids!

Very mixed kids too so they're bound to develop identity problems as they get older.

A vicious circle has been created.
20:22 December 8, 2009 by lingonberrie

I only wear sneakers on the racquet-ball court, and you can be sure that those are not Nke, and I wear good leather shoes for street-wear and formal wear and leather boots in other endeavors, except where rubber boots would be a better choice. I also do not ever wear ball-caps, and I would not be caught dead in sweat-pants or a t-shirt outside of a gym, so I am not a part of that particular anima.

Whatever sporting successes that any media intensive athlete accrues come naturally under the sport's world's, and their fan' s, purview--and that is simply logical.

Your idea that their personal/ private life also fall under that same heading is illogical.
20:27 December 8, 2009 by pallomamy
this can happen to everyone in this world! so keep your mouth shut and think about your morning bread! thats much better!
21:18 December 8, 2009 by justanotherexpat
Does this mean Elin is available?? Woohoo!
22:01 December 8, 2009 by krigeren

You think your driver is better than Tigers?
09:19 December 9, 2009 by salalah
Tada tada tada tada dada.... (Music from Jaws).. . The real shark has arrived!

Looking at some pictures of her in the tabloids, she looks quite scary. This is Elin in 28 years... Run, Tiger, Run!!!!!!
15:38 December 9, 2009 by Beynch
Well today you can read that Woods slut No 11 has now come forward. A porn star from New Jersy named Joclyn James. Im sure Holmberg is feeling better already. For each slut that comes forward, it means more cash in Holmberg's barrel. Sorry Woods, it was fun while it lasted, but you are no more. Both Nike and Gatorade are dropping you. As they should!
16:53 December 9, 2009 by efm
Thumbs up for the US health care system. Elin screammed 911,

and an ambulance rushed complete with IV fluids and all for food poisoning??

If Barbro was in a socialist country, after eating a tainted sausage, The other person in the line would have said:

Oh, that's food poisoning, take Kaopectate, drink a lot of fluids and call us in a few days, if things don't improved.
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