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Howie Mandel: I'm a Hypochondriac!

1/13/2009 2:12 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Hours after a doctor told him he had an irregular heart beat, Howie Mandel went to the hospital complaining of heart problems -- but get this: On Friday's "Regis & Kelly" he admitted to being a hypochondriac. So we gotta ask ...

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Borat    

Is deal!


2054 days ago
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Jenn    

Wether or not he's a hypocondriac....
NEVER judge a person who thinks they might be sick and just assume it's in their heads. Always give them the benefit of the doubt and have it checked out.

2054 days ago
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99centz    

it'z the canadien exstrange rate...it'z all in hiz head.......................

2054 days ago
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Mariah    

Medical students have that phenomena all the time as they're studying. My brother went through that. You are learning so much about all sorts of illnesses, that anytime you start to have a headache you think it's a tumor and that sort of thing.
Howie had just found out the doctor thought he had a heart murmur (or whatever); goes to point that he would then if he had an ache or pain in the chest that he would think it was something bigger than what it likely was. Still better to have it checked out than be sorry.

2054 days ago
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ozzman    

howie mandel is a jackass...

2054 days ago
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Lord Xenu    

Ever feel like you have several pounds of microbes swimming around in your digestive tract?

Is that really happening or is it just my imagination?

2054 days ago
7.

dee    

Howie is also an admitted germaphobe. Won't shake hands , etc., so he probably is a hypochondriac.

2054 days ago
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Who Caresss!!!    

He had a full brain scan. They found nothing!!

Hahaha! =)

2054 days ago
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VioletteUK    

This must be 'Howie Do It' on Pick On Howie Day.
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I think we're ALL a little more germophobic these days...
I personally CAN'T WAIT to wash my hands after being shopping..
And don't MOST of us carry hand sanitizer in our purse or vehicle???
Give the guy a break!

2054 days ago
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Ryoichi Morita    

It sounds like he made himself sick.

(I'm not a doctor and don't play one on TV.)

2054 days ago
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Lord Xenu    

The entire nation of Japan is full of germaphobes, all that bowing, wearing surgical masks, white gloves and everything. He could move there.

2054 days ago
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Norwalkgirl    

I think I heard he was a hypochondriac a long time ago, before his comeback.



2054 days ago
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_luna    

TMZ, wow you are far behind on current events. Howie Mandel has made it very public that he is a hypochondriac for years now. He has spoken out on it on his own reality show and on pretty much every talk show he's been on he has talked about his condition. That's why he does that lame fist bump thing and he does not touch the same part or the suitcase on Deal or no Deal. This news is O-L-D, old I expect better research from you TMZ!

2054 days ago
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mary    

A person can still have an irregular heartbeat regardless of whether they are a hypochondriac or not.The hospital would not have kept him overnight if some abnormal rhythm didn't show on the ECG.He did the right thing by getting it checked out.

2054 days ago
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koots_bc    

don't forget he has a new show starting up...

2054 days ago
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