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    George Wendt Hospitalized, Bows Out of The Odd Couple

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    Maybe all those glasses of beer caught up to the Cheers regular.

    Actor George Wendt checked into a local hospital on Sunday night after complaining of chest pains, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. The 64-year-old is now receiving medical care and is expected to make a full recovery, however, Wendt will no longer be a part of the theater production for The Odd Couple

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    As a result of his hospitalization, Wendt will be leaving his role as Oscar Madison in the Northlight Theatre production opposite Tim Kazurkinsky, who stars as Felix Unger. Instead, Marc Grapey will take on the role.

    "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," said Odd Couple director B.J. Jones.

    "We are so fortunate to have the brilliant Chicago actor Marc Grapey on our team, who was in the Broadway company of The Odd Couple, covering for both Nathan Lane and going on for Matthew Broderick. Marc will step in to the role and we couldn't be more pleased to have his talent and energy in the cast."

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