George Wendt

Cheers actor George Wendt has been hospitalized, the director of his upcoming play at Chicago's Northlight Theatre tells the Sun-Times

"George is family to us at Northlight and we wish him well for a complete and speedy recovery. He will be missed in the rehearsal room and on stage," Odd Couple director BJ Jones said.

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Wendt, 64, reportedly checked into the local hospital on Sunday after complaining of chest pains and is expected to make a full recovery. He was cast in the role of Oscar Madison in the production, but will be replaced.