Mandel Out of Hospital After Fainting Spell

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2009 5:08 PM CST
Co-host Howie Mandel speaks during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Howie Mandel is ready to go back to work after being hospitalized overnight because of a fainting spell, reports. "He's doing fine," said Mandel's mother. The Deal or No Deal host fainted twice while working on a new reality show in Toronto. His mother denied various media reports that Mandel, 53, had a heart attack.

"I saw him and he just fainted. He just went out," said Evy Mandel. "It was just horrendous. I don't know what happened."