A former hooker at the centre of a massive legal battle with soccer superstar David Beckham was hospitalised with heart problems for three days this week (begs04Oct10).
Irma Nici hit the headlines last month (Sep10) when she claimed the Los Angeles Galaxy star paid for her services on two occasions in 2007.
Beckham furiously denied the story and has issued a $25 million (£16 million) writ for defamation and libel - and Nici is already feeling the strain from the prospect of a titanic legal battle.
She was reportedly taken to hospital in New York on Monday (04Oct10) with heart problems related to a stroke she suffered last December (09). She was released on Wednesday (06Oct10).
A spokeswoman for Nici tells New York Post gossip column Page Six that the former prostitute's health has been weakened by stress.