‘AGT’ Host Howie Mandel Gives Update After Being Rushed to Hospital

by Michael Freeman
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Wednesday, America’s Got Talent host Howie Mandel passed out at a Starbucks and was rushed to the hospital. After receiving treatment, he gave an update on his condition via social media.

“I am home and doing better,” reads the tweet. He continues “I was dehydrated and had low blood sugar. I appreciate the great doctors and nurses that took such good care of me. Thank you to everyone who reached out but I am doing ok!”

TMZ reported Mandel fell over in the coffee shop while there with his wife and friends before he was put on a cement bench. Bystanders then called paramedics to the scene to whisk him away to the hospital. The outlet also reports by the time responders arrived, he was at least able to sit up. Close sources to TMZ say he often frequents the coffee shop and doctors are running tests at the hospital to confirm it was his low blow sugar.

Howie Mandel Reveals Mental Health Struggles and Battling Depression

In addition to his low blood sugar and dehydration, Howie Mandel also recently disclosed some other personal issues. COVID-19 hasn’t helped his obsessive-compulsive tendencies and he talked about battling depression.

Mandel made a documentary Howie Mandel: But, Enough About Me. In it, he discusses his germaphobe habits and how lockdown made it so much worse. Speaking to TMZ, he talked about the experience, which actually began filming before the pandemic. “This broke out, and [we] had to continue and I had to show up places. And cameramen are wearing mask suits and it’s just really hard.”

His mental issues became so pronounced his wife actually offered him an ultimatum: get help or we’re through. “Obviously, as I’ve been open about and I am in the documentary, my mental health is on full display. And I talk about it in the documentary, the thing that drove me to go get help and notify myself of my own issues was an ultimatum I once got from my wife where she said ‘You either go get help, or that’s it.”

The America’s Got Talent host also opened up about seeking help and even offered advice to those without the same problems. “You don’t have to have OCD or ADHD or all the issues I deal with. You just have to be a human being and this has put a weight on the world’s shoulders. People are screaming out for help, people that would normally not ask for help.”

“So if there is one glass half full, I believe that the stigma of having a mental health issue or reaching out and asking for a coping skill is kind of making its way to the forefront,” Mandel concludes.

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