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Ed Asner

Hospitalized

Medical Emergency During Live Performance

3/13/2013 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ed Asner was rushed to a hospital near Gary, Indiana yesterday ... after the 83-year-old actor suffered a medical emergency during a performance of his 1-man show.

15 minutes into his play "FDR" -- crew members escorted Asner off the stage after noticing the actor struggling with his lines.

According to SunTimes.com, Asner was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Asner is a Hollywood legend -- having won Emmys for his role on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the spin-off "Lou Grant."

He was also the president of the Screen Actors Guild.

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8:45 AM PT -- TMZ spoke with Ed's son, Matt, who tells us ... "My dad is doing fine. He was rushed to the hospital yesterday for being disoriented on stage."

"He is resting now at an Indiana hospital and is doing well and very grumpy, which with him is always a good thing."

"He is being assessed right now and what I can say is that it was not a stroke. That much we do know."

"He was feeling under the weather for a few weeks so he may just need some rest but for now he is just fine."

Ed is currently resting at a Chicago-area hospital -- and his rep says the actor is expected to be released later today.

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c. frank    

What the HELL was this dude in GARY, IN for!!!?!!!

596 days ago
17.

TJ    

Gary, Indiana? Good luck with that. That place is a cesspool.

596 days ago
18.

Cricket    

Best wishes but perhaps it's time to slow down a little.

596 days ago
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WiddoMouse    

Hope he recovers quickly. He is a fine actor, in both comedy and drama. At age 83 he may have to slow down a bit.

596 days ago
20.

IceGypsy    

Great man. Glad to hear he's starting to feel like his ol grumpy self. Definitely a good sign. Hope he's home and feeling better soon.

596 days ago
21.

fastdriver    

Glad he's ok! WHY is he still working to begin with! ENJOY LIFE! I'm sure he doesn't need the money!

596 days ago
22.

Bill Leslie    

Send the old commie to Cuba for medical treatment since he hates America and capitalism so much. If he had any integrity he'd refuse treatment at a US hospital being as he's a self described full fledged communist.

596 days ago
23.

George Haider    

He's in Gary, Indiana? That place is a ****hole! He's gonna die if he stays there!

596 days ago
24.

Woot    

Our thoughts are with you, Mr. Asner!

596 days ago
25.

Lovely    

Ur in my prayers Ed

596 days ago
26.

Richard Stellar    

Ed is a strong voice in the fight for elder rights in the motion picture and television industry. He's a pisser! Get well Ed. We need you on the front lines!

596 days ago
27.

Truth    

WHITE DUDES DO NOT AGE WELL... BETTY WHITE LOOKS YOUNGER. I HEAR ED ASNER AND JOHN MADDEN ARE COMPETING IN THE "OLDEST LIVING FOSSIL" REALITY SHOW. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PALEONTOLOGISTS ARE THE JUDGES. CANT WAIT FOR THE RED WOOD RING COUNT. #TRUTH!!

596 days ago
28.

AnnaR    

Hang in there and keep fighting the good fight sir. Happy memories of MTM show.

596 days ago
29.

fleabag73    

Get Well soon Ed! Love this guy, I pray he didn't have a stroke, he's a keeper!! Stay Cranky Ed!!

596 days ago
30.

kitnplayn    

Lou Grant, my dear.....you are indestructible.

596 days ago
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