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Jerry Lewis hospitalized for past two nights

June 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM   |   Comments

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NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Comedy icon Jerry Lewis spent the past two nights in a hospital after collapsing due to low blood sugar, the New York Post reported.

The newspaper said it was initially told Lewis, 86, was treated and released at a hospital Tuesday night shortly after he fell ill while preparing to present Tom Cruise with a Friars Club award.

"I just received word that Jerry Lewis will spend a second night in the hospital. He is doing well and expected now to be released on Thursday," a Friars Club representative told the Post Wednesday night.

Lewis' publicist Candi Cazau told the newspaper he was "kept overnight as a precaution."

"He gets wrapped up and engrossed in his work, and he forgets to eat. He is diabetic, and it's important for him to keep those [blood sugar] levels up. He was feeling dizzy, and since he was not in Las Vegas where his doctors are, they did take him to the hospital as a precautionary measure. He is feeling great and is anxious to get back up and back to work," she said.

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