Comedian Howie Mandel released from T.O. hospital
Well-known comedian Howie Mandel has been released from a Toronto hospital less than a day after being admitted for an irregular heartbeat.
A spokesperson for the Toronto-born television star told The Canadian Press that Mandel is scheduled to return to work on Wednesday.
Mandel, 53, was admitted St. Michael's Hospital Monday evening after suffering from chest pain.
His spokesperson Lewis Kay issued a statement saying Mandel did not have a heart attack.
Toronto police Staff Sgt. Devin Kealey told The Canadian Press that police responded to a downtown hotel Monday to help a man with an undisclosed "medical condition."
Mandel "was conscious and breathing" and talking to officers when he arrived at the hospital, Kealey said.
He was accompanied by family members, Kealey said.
Duty Officer Ian McClelland told ctvtoronto.ca on Tuesday morning that paramedics responded to a call at the Sheraton Centre at 7:05 p.m. on Monday evening and arrived on scene at 7:15 p.m.
He would not confirm the identity of the patient nor the specific reason for the call, but police sources told CTV News that Mandel had been admitted to hospital with both an irregular heartbeat and chest pain.
The comedian is reportedly in Toronto shooting his latest TV program "Howie Do It" -- a hidden camera reality show that recently debuted on NBC.
Mandel now lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three children.
Mandel has returned to the front of pop culture in recent years as host of the hit game show "Deal or No Deal."
He is also known to audiences as the actor who played Dr. Wayne Fiscus on the 1980s medical drama "St. Elsewhere," and as the voice of many characters on the popular 90s cartoon "Bobby's World."
According to Mandel's official website, he still performs as many as 200 stand-up comedy shows each year throughout the U.S. and Canada.
He is scheduled to appear at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif., for two shows on Thursday evening.
With files from The Canadian Press