AMERICA’S Got Talent judge Howie Mandel said dehydration from his recent colonoscopy led to his hospitalization.
The 65-year-old was rushed to the hospital after collapsing in a Starbucks earlier this week.
While joined by his daughter Jaclyn Schultz on a recent episode of the Howie Mandel Does Stuff podcast, the AGT judge made light of his recent health scare.
He began: “First of all, what has this world come to where you can’t pass out in a Starbucks privately anymore?”
“I was dehydrated. I had a colonoscopy a few days ago,” Howie explained.
“They empty you out. You take a drink, and you empty out — I had consensual diarrhea for, you know, an entire night essentially.”
After insisting he was dehydrated due to the procedure, Howie claimed “from the moment I woke up from the colonoscopy I went and I worked.”
He then shared details of the week that led up to him “passing out” in public, joking that part of the reason he fainted was due to the price of the large macchiato he ordered at Starbucks.
Howie also noted that he rarely drinks water and instead lives on “coffee and caffeine, which also exacerbates dehydration, I was told.”
HOWIE’S HEALTH SCARE
The comedian was rushed to the hospital after fainting at an L.A. area Starbucks on Wednesday.
Howie was at a Starbucks in Woodland Hills, California, with his wife, Terry, and friends when he suddenly passed out.
The TV personality fell over and was then laid out on a cement bench.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the incident before Howie was rushed to a hospital in nearby Tarzana.
According to witnesses, he was able to sit up by the time the LA Fire Department arrived.
At the time, it was believed the Bobby’s World creator’s incident was caused by low blood sugar.
Just one day earlier, Howie was in good spirits as he “FLASHED” Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show.
While appearing on Wednesday’s episode– which was filmed on Tuesday- of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Howie learned that he was the most frequent visitor to ever appear on the show.
The 65-year-old said he was “honored” by the “wonderful” fact and gushed that he “loves the show.”
He added that he is “heartbroken” that the show is ending because Ellen always makes him “smile.”
After he complimented the host for her longtime daytime talk show, Howie asked Ellen, 63, where he will buy his underpants moving forward.
“I always wear your underpants. I’m wearing your underpants today,” the funnyman said as he stood up and removed his pants.
As Howie flaunted the colorful striped boxer briefs he previously received while on the talk show, he continued: “I always wear the Ellen underpants.”
The AGT judge’s son also gave fans an update on Howie’s health in an Instagram Story post on Thursday.
Alongside a photo of Howie pretending to be passed out on the ground, Alex Mandel wrote: “Don’t worry, my dad is fine!”