Howie Mandel hospitalized

Making television is a grueling process, and when you have the energy of a hummingbird hopped up on pixy stix (like Howie Mandel does), it can be downright dangerous. Mandel was rushed to the hospital yesterday while filming scenes for his new show Howie Do It, reports The Associated Press.

The problem stemmed from an irregular heartbeat that a doctor detected earlier in the day, according to TMZ, during a routine physical that was administered to the entire cast. The doc prescribed some medication, which was supposed to taken with food in the stomach. Howie reportedly skipped eating, but took the medicine anyway.

Early reports claimed that Mandel suffered a heart attack, but that isn't the case. Mandel was released from Toronto's St. Michael's Hospital and plans to return to work on Wednesday.

In addition to his new show Howie Do It, Mandel is best known for his role as host of the game show Deal or No Deal.

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I hope everything turns out alright for Howie. If I remember right, this is the same symtom that lead to the loss of John Ritter's life.
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Hope he recovers !
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LOL I'm with Stu. :) Howie seems like the kind of guy that wouldn't take time to eat. Hope he's OK.
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Lots of people take meds without eating or without reading the label.
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Not a big fan but I hope he feels better.
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Hope he recovers soon and takes things a bit more easy.
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That's funny, I thought he was best known for "St. Elsewhere," "Bobby's World," and hosting his own daytime talk show in the late '90s. :?
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There's a reason why the doctor said how to take it, Howie! I'm glad he's ok.
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gl howie
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He should know that if the dr said take the pills with food, he should take them with food. Glad it wasn't too serious.
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I heard about this on the radio this morning and I was concerned. Maybe two shows is too much for his heart, he should slow it down.
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Hope the doctors shave that stupid bit of hair under his lip off
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hope he is ok
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