KEY POINTS

  • Howie Mandel was with his wife Terry and their friends when he fainted and fell over, according to reports
  • He was able to sit up by himself before he was rushed to the hospital
  • The "America's Got Talent" judge gave a health update hours later, saying he was "doing OK"

Howie Mandel assured fans that he is now "doing better" after he passed out and was rushed to the hospital Wednesday.

The "America's Got Talent" judge, 65, was at a Starbucks in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles with his wife Terry and friends when he suddenly fainted and fell over, TMZ reported. Mandel was laid out on a cement bench, and paramedics were called.

The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed to Us Weekly that a fire crew responded to that location Wednesday morning for a medical call involving a 65-year-old man. The L.A. City Fire dispatcher said the emergency call involved someone experiencing "chest pain."

Mandel was rushed to a hospital in Tarzana, California, according to TMZ. Based on photos published by the outlet, he was able to sit up by himself before he was whisked away to the hospital to run tests.

Mandel later tweeted that he has since been released from the hospital and is back home. He assured fans that he is "doing OK" following the health scare and thanked doctors as well as those who reached out on his behalf.

"I am home and doing better. I was dehydrated and had low blood sugar," he wrote. "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!"

Earlier this week, the Canadian star posted on social media from a hospital bed, sharing in a video that he had undergone an endoscopy and a colonoscopy.

"Colonoscopy," he captioned the clip on Instagram. "Recovery audition."

In the clip, Mandel showed off his post-procedure outfit. "I just came out of my colonoscopy — the doctors here were nice enough to let me wear a one-piece ... with just a flap in the back," he joked.

He also interacted with a neighboring patient, who recognized his voice "as he was waking up."

"You tried to get on 'AGT'?" Mandel asked the patient, who responded, "Yeah."

"I'm not a casting, but you sound like a really good contestant," Mandel added.

Mandel previously opened up about his struggles with anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder and how he uses comedy to get through the toughest moments.

"My coping skill is finding the funny," he said during a June interview with People. "If I'm not laughing, then I'm crying. And I still haven't been that open about how dark and ugly it really gets."

"Comedy saved me in a way," Mandel continued. "I'm most comfortable onstage. And when I don't have anything to do, I turn inward — and that's not good."

Howie Mandel America's Got Talent TV Personality Howie Mandel attends the “America’s Got Talent” Season 11 live show at Dolby Theatre on Aug. 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Mandel will return as a judge for Season 12. Photo: Getty Images