65-year-old America’s Got Talent judge, Howie Mandel has been rushed to the hospital after collapsing at a Starbucks in Woodland Hills, California on Wednesday October 13. Howie was reportedly a regular at the coffee shop and it was learnt that customers there were shocked when he collapsed. TMZ reported that paramedics were called to help Howie before he was rushed to hospital for checks to be done.
The Los Angeles Fire Department also arrived to assist the Canadian comedian and Howie was able to sit up before he was taken to a hospital at Tarzana, California. A source told the outlet that doctors believe he passed out from low blood sugar, but tests are being run.
The former “Deal or No Deal” host is known for his germaphobia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and he told Page Six last year that he was taking medication to help him cope. He said;
“I’m moving my therapist into a whole new tax bracket on the phone. Some people call it a pandemic, I call it ‘told ya!’ “I felt responsible in the beginning for the shortage of PPE because I’d been hoarding gloves and masks and hazmat suits for the last 50 years but I’ve given them all away. I can’t wait for this to be over.”
The 16th season of America’s Got Talent came to end last month and Howie has been enjoying some down time since then.