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Ed Asner recovers from exhaustion in hospital

In this May 29, 2012 file photo, actor and former Screen Actors Guild President Ed Asner is interviewed in Portland, Ore. (Don Ryan)

March 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actor Ed Asner is recovering in a Chicago-area hospital after suffering from exhaustion.

Publicist Charles Sherman says the 83-year-old has been touring the country performing a one-man show for more than three years. He has been portraying President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in "FDR."

Asner had to be taken off stage at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Ind. Tuesday night and taken by an ambulance to a hospital.

Sherman told ABC News that Asner is "resting comfortably" and is expected to be released later Wednesday.

Asner is best known for his roles in the TV shows, "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and its spinoff "Lou Grant."


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