No Joke -- Bernie Mac Hospitalized for Pneumonia

8/2/2008 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
0802_bernie_getty-1There's nothing funny about this -- Bernie Mac has been placed in a Chicago hospital with a case of Pneumonia. The comedian is said to be responding well to treatment and should be released from the hospital in the next few days.

Mac suffers from sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that inflames organs -- so far it appears the Pneumonia is not related to that illness.