Howie Mandel addresses fans after suffering a medical incident after his morning coffee.
On Wednesday, October 13, the star took off Twitter to update his followers on his health. According to TMZ is America’s Got Talent the judge was rushed to a local hospital earlier in the day after a terrifying visit to Starbucks in Woodland Hills, California.
“I’m home and feeling better,” Howie wrote. “I was (dehydrated or had low blood sugar). I appreciate the great doctors and nurses who took such good care of me. Thanks to everyone who reached out, but I’m fine!”
Photos obtained by TMZ show the 65-year-old comedian receiving care from the Los Angeles City Fire Department.
Outlet reported that Howie was with his wife and friends getting a drink when he suddenly stopped and fell over. Based on photos, he was able to sit up when the first respondents arrived to access his health. E! News has contacted Howie’s team for comments and has not heard back.
Earlier this week, Howie sent a TikTok from an undisclosed hospital where he had undergone a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The comedian seemed to be in a good mood when he wrote the picture “#Hospital #recovery“and shared a story about his experience.
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The patient in the next bed recognized my voice and tried to audition for OTT when he woke up, ”he wrote.
After season 16 of America’s Got Talent wrapped filming in September, Howie has enjoyed more free time by making memories with his family and podcasting. But he has also been plagued with some ongoing mental health issues.
While many know the TV personality from his time judging actions or delivering laughs on stage, Howie has also been open about his struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety.
In an honest interview with People in June, Howie said he “lives in a nightmare” when discussing his daily struggles with mental health.
“I’m trying to anchor myself,” he told the publication. “I have a beautiful family and I love what I do. But at the same time, I can fall into a dark depression I can’t get out of.”
Howie added: “My coping ability is finding the fun. If I’m not laughing, I’m crying. And I still have not been so open about how dark and ugly it really gets.”
As for why he chooses to speak out, Howie said the mission of his life is to remove the stigma. “This is my reality,” he shared. “I know it’s going to be dark again – and I cherish every moment of light.”