Lindsay Lohan Rushed to the Hospital With Lung Infection

September 24, 2012 By:
Lindsay Lohan Rushed to the Hospital With Lung Infection

UPDATE: In response to Lindsay Lohan’s recent trip to the ER, Michael Lohan has released a statement…

According to her father, LiLo went in to the hospital on Sunday for her chest infection but - due to her asthma - extra precaution was taken.

“She got rid of it [the infection] before she left for Atlanta to shoot Scary Movie but obviously she didn't get enough rest and it came back,” said Michael. “She's on antibiotics. This was more precautionary than a major medical issue.”

Lindsay's rep confirmed to Hollyscoop that Lindsay was treated for asthma and released

The “Liz & Dick” actress was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night in New York City. According to reports, the casue of the sudden trip is a bad lung infection.

TMZ broke the story, who reports that Lindsay was admitted to the hospital last night.

According to the celebrity news site, LiLo was suffering from a bad case what is called “walking pneumonia”- or an infection in her lungs - for a couple weeks now. Only last night did the condition become so unbearable that emergency treatment was necessary.

We contacted her rep who told Hollyscoop, "Lindsay was treated and released, and is doing fine."

Lindsay was reportedly admitted to Mount Sinai on the Upper East Side of the city. Here, she received treatment, including antibiotics…

The most common symptoms of walking pneumonia – also known as atypical pneumonia - include chills, cough, fever, and shortness of breath. The condition is common among heavy smokers.

Lindsay last made headlines when she was arrested for a hit-and-run at the Dreams hotel in NYC. The actress was accused of hitting a pedestrian and then leaving the scene.

Since the incident, surveillance footage has been released, but it is unclear as to whether or not she actually hit the accuser, who has since been identified as Jose Rodriguez, 34.