Ed Asner Rushed To Hospital With Speech Problems


Mar. 13 2013, Published 12:09 p.m. ET

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Legendary actor Ed Asner was rushed in an ambulance to a Gary, Ind. Hospital Tuesday when he ran into problems speaking during a performance of FDR, a one-man show, at the sold-out Marquette Pavilion.

After the show began 45 minutes late, the 83-year-old Lou Grant star slipped at his lines and eventually, show workers intervened and helped him off-stage. George Van Til, who attended the show, said Asner seemed confused and upset, though he did muster up an apology to the audience and vowed to come back.

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Officials had no word on the actor's condition as of early Wednesday.

Earlier in the day, the fiercely-opinionated actor conducted a workshop at the nearby West Side Leadership Academy.

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The incident marks another in a rough patch for the cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, as the great Valerie Harper opened up about her grim brain cancer diagnosis earlier this month.



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