George Wendt Leaves Play After Suffering Chest Pains

SKOKIE, Ill. (October 31, 2012)--Chest pains will keep actor George Wendt from performing as Oscar Madison in a Chicago-area production of "The Odd Couple."

Northlight Theatre announced the actor famous for playing Norm Peterson on the TV show "Cheers" checked into a hospital Sunday and is receiving medical attention.

Northlight Theatre executive director Timothy Evans said Wendt "will eventually make a full recovery."

Wendt, 64, was to have performed in the show from Nov. 2 through Dec. 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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