Actor Ed Asner was rushed to hospital on Tuesday (12Mar13) after he was taken ill during his one-man stage show.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show star, 83, was performing his play Fdr for fans in Gary, Indiana, when the crew intervened after noticing the veteran actor appeared to be struggling with his lines.

He was taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

No further details about the incident were available as Wenn went to press.