Award winning ED ASNER, 83, falls ill during performance, rushed to hospital.
The former Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant star cut his one man show of ”FDR” at Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Ind. after having difficulty speaking, according to eyewtinesses.
Asner began the show about 45 minutes late and was struggling with his lines as soon as the floodlights hit him.
Backstage crew members quickly jumped in summoning EMTs.
Eyewitness Lake County Surveyor George Van Til, told The SunTImes that Asner seemed confused and frustrated.
He said the thesp was conscious as he left the stage but was not speaking clearly.
Struggling, Asner apologized to the audience and promised to return.
A report on his condition was not immediately available.