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Howie Mandel leaves hospital, plans return to work

Associated Press - January 13, 2009 3:33 PM ET

TORONTO (AP) - A publicist for Howie Mandel says he's out of the hospital and plans to return to work Wednesday.

Mandel was in Toronto taping his new show "Howie Do It!" when he was taken to the hospital for an irregular heartbeat Monday, said Lewis Kay, publicist for the 53-year-old comedian and game show host.

Mandel was conscious and breathing when police officers responded to a report of a man with a medical condition at a downtown hotel Monday evening. Family members went with him to St. Michael's Hospital, police said.

Mandel, who was born in Toronto, hosts the hourlong NBC game show "Deal or No Deal." His new hidden-camera prank show "Howie Do It!" premiered last week.

NBC is a unit of General Electric Co.

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