Ed Asner has been released from the hospital with a clean bill of health after being diagnosed with exhaustion a few days back.
We reported that the 83-year-old Hollywood legend was rushed to the hospital during a performance at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Indiana on March 13. About 15 minutes into the play FDR, Asner began to struggle with his lines, prompting crew members to call an ambulance and walk out onto the stage to escort the actor to it.
In the beginning of the show, Asner was 45 minutes late, with audience members reporting that he appeared to be disgruntled. Asner apologized for his medical condition and promised to return when his health improved.
The Associated Press reports that Asner is now out of a Chicago-area hospital, and that he was diagnosed with exhaustion. His publicist, Charles Sherman, says that Asner was released Thursday, and is planning to fly home to Los Angeles.
He is expected to postpone some of his performances of his touring one-man stage show, FDR, which sees the actor portraying former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Ed Asner is a highly-respected Hollywood star, who has won Emmys for his roles on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant.
He most recently completed filming of several episodes of the TV series The Glades in Florida. He’s been on national tour for his one-man show for over three years.
Asner has appeared in dozens of film and TV roles throughout his long career, having even found fame among younger generations for his role as “Grandpa Smith” on Seth MacFarlane’s cartoon series American Dad!
He has also served as the president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated. They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) March 13, 2013
We wish Ed Asner the best as he recovers from his bout with exhaustion.