AGT’s Howie Mandel Rushed to Hospital After Fainting at Starbucks (UPDATED)

AMERICAS GOT TALENT -- Season: 16 -- Pictured: Howie Mandel -- (Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)
(Photo by: Art Streiber/NBC)

Howie Mandel went to his favorite Starbucks for a coffee, and left in an ambulance after passing out outside the coffee chain.

This, from TMZ who spoke with customers who witnessed the incident. Howie was at his local Starbucks in Woodland Hills with his wife and friends Wednesday when he suddenly passed out, falling over. Then, he was laid out on a cement bench, according to these witnesses.

According to TMZ,  paramedics were called to the scene and Howie, who sits on the America’s Got Talent judges panel, was rushed to a hospital in Tarzana.

Apparently, Howie was able to sit up by the time the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived. But it was definitely a scary situation.

Sources close to Howie tells TMZ that he frequents this particular Starbucks. The sources think that he fainted from low blood sugar and doctors are now running tests at the hospital.

America’s Got Talent finished the talent competition’s 16th seasonfinished the talent competition’s 16th season in September. The spinoff, AGT: Extreme filmed auditions in Atlanta recently filmed auditions in Atlanta recently, but only Simon Cowell from the flagship series is sitting on that show’s judges panel.

TMZ calls the story “developing,” so watch for updates.

UPDATE: Howie checks in on social media. He’s fine! “I am home and doing better,” he writes on social media. “I was dehydrated and had low blood sugar. I appreciate the great doctors and nurses that took such good care of me. Thank you to everyone who reached out but I am doing ok!”


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