Ed Asner, 83, released from hospital, postpones 2 shows (Update)
Ed Asner, an 83-year-old alum of the series "Mary Tyler Moore," who also portrayed an elderly hero in Disney-Pixar's "Up," has been released from a Chicago-area hospital after being treated for exhaustion earlier this week.
He was taken to the medical center on Tuesday after cutting short a performance of his one-man show, "FDR," in Indiana. The seven-time Emmy-winning actor's spokesperson told OTRC.com that he was released on Thursday, March 14, and plans to fly home to Los Angeles.
"It was really just exhaustion, for an 83-year-old man," he said.
The actor had been performing the title role of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on stage for more than three years in more than 100 cities. He had two remaining shows left and both have been postponed, his rep said.
One performance was scheduled to take place at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tennessee on Thursday, while another one was to be held at the Milwaukee Theatre in Milwaukee, Wisconson on Saturday.
The spokesperson had said on Wednesday that he had expected Asner to be released from the hospital that day and that performances of "FDR" were likely to be postponed.
Asner had joked about his ailment on Twitter, saying: "Reports of my imminent demise are greatly exaggerated. They tell me I am suffering from exhaustion. Thanks for the good wishes!"
Asner is known for his roles on shows such as "Mary Tyler Moore" and spin-off "Lou Grant," as well as movies such as Disney-Pixar's "Up." (Check out more details about Ed Asner's acting career.)