Legendary actor Ed Asner, 83, was hospitalized after an incident during his one-man show, “FDR,” Tuesday night (March 13) in Gary, Indiana. He began struggling with his lines and was escorted off the stage by paramedics, reports the AP.
The 911 call describes the actor as “sweating profusely.” Charles Sherman, the actor’s rep, says Asner was taken by ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital, where he is “resting comfortably.”
Asner himself took to Twitter to reassure his fans — “Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated. They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!”
Asner is best known for his work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” His co-star Valerie Harper recently revealed she has terminal brain cancer. Asner tweeted at her, “I love talking to you and will do it more my sweets!”