George Wendt of Cheers Hospitalized with Chest Pains

10/30/2012 at 05:30 PM EDT

George Wendt Hospitalized
George Wendt
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Norm! Get better!

Cheers star George Wendt is hospitalized with chest pains and had to drop out of a production of The Odd Couple in Chicago.

The actor "is getting medical attention and will eventually make a full recovery," Timothy Evans, executive director of the Northlight Theatre, tells the Chicago Tribune.

Wendt, 64, who played beer-guzzling Norm Peterson on the popular sitcom, checked into the hospital on Sunday.



He was to play Oscar Madison in the stage production starting Nov. 9. Wendt is a Chicago native and performed in the city's Second City comedy troupe.

“George is family to us at Northlight and we wish him well for a complete and speedy recovery," Odd Couple director B.J. Jones tells the Chicago Sun-Times. "He will be missed in the rehearsal room and on stage."

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