Ed Asner, 83, Hospitalized with Exhaustion After Troubles Onstage

03/13/2013 at 01:00 PM EDT

Ed Asner Hospitalized after Cutting Short Performance
Ed Asner
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Mary Tyler Moore show star Ed Asner is recovering in the hospital after cutting short a one-man show in Indiana when he struggled to deliver his lines and appeared to be confused.

The 83-year-old actor was taken by ambulance to a Chicago-area hospital for exhaustion and was "resting comfortably" on Wednesday, his publicist Charles Sherman tells the Associated Press.

After conducting an acting workshop on Tuesday, Asner took the stage 45 minutes late at the Marquette Pavilion in Gary, Ind., to portray Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the sold-out show FDR.

He struggled with his lines and appeared frustrated but was still conscious as he left the stage, apologizing to the audience and promising to return, the Post-Tribune reports.

Asner's health problems arose soon after his Mary Tyler Moore costar Valerie Harper, 73, revealed to PEOPLE she has terminal brain cancer.

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