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Ed Asner hospitalized, tweets he's suffering from exhaustion

March 14, 2013|By Jamie Wetherbe

This post has been updated.

Ed Asner has been released from the hospital and plans to fly home to Los Angeles, according to his publicist Charles Sherman. The actor was admitted into Chicago-area hospital Tuesday night and diagnosed with exhaustion.

Still, Asner seemed to be in good spirits, at least on Twitter.

“Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated,” he tweeted Wednesday. “They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!”

“Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated,” he tweeted Wednesday. “They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!”

Asner was 15 minutes into a performance of his one-man show, "FDR," in Gary, Ind., when he started struggling with his lines and left the stage disorientated with paramedics at his side, according to news reports.

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The 83-year-old actor was taken to a Chicago-area hospital where he was “resting comfortably," Asner’s publicist Charles Sherman told the Associated Press. A performance scheduled for Thursday in Ohio has been canceled.

Asner, best known as TV's Lou Grant, has been touring the country for more than three years with "FDR," which had a 2010 stop at the Pasadena Playhouse.

Times theater critic Charles McNulty wrote that Asner’s scholastic portrayal of the 32nd president “made me wish I had brought along a yellow highlighter with my pad and pen” to keep notes during  the “often insular recap of FDR’s governmental career."

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