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Wendt leaves play after chest pains
George Wendt has checked into hospital suffering from heart pains
Cheers star George Wendt has had to pull out of starring as Oscar Madison in a Chicago production of The Odd Couple.
Northlight Theatre has announced that the actor - famous for playing Norm Peterson on the hit TV show - checked into a hospital on Sunday and is receiving medical attention.
Northlight Theatre executive director Timothy Evans said George "will eventually make a full recovery."
The 64-year-old actor was to perform in the show from November 2 until December 9 in the Chicago suburb of Skokie.
He will be replaced by actor Marc Grapey, who previously performed in The Odd Couple on Broadway with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
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