Howie Mandel in good spirits as he 'FLASHES' Ellen DeGeneres one day before AGT judge was hospitalized for collapsing

HOWIE Mandel was in good spirits as he “FLASHED” Ellen DeGeneres on her daytime talk show.

The episode was filmed just one day before the America’s Got Talent judge was hospitalized for collapsing.

While appearing on Wednesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Howie learned that he was the most frequent visitor to ever appear on the show.

The 65-year-old said he was “honored” by the “wonderful” fact and gushed that he “loves the show.”

He added that he is “heartbroken” that the show is ending because Ellen always makes him “smile.”

After he complimented the host for her longtime daytime talk show, Howie asked Ellen, 63, where he will buy his underpants moving forward.


 “I always wear your underpants. I’m wearing your underpants today,” the AGT judge said as he stood up and removed his pants.

As Howie flaunted the colorful striped boxer briefs he previously received while on the talk show, he continued: “I always wear the Ellen underpants.”

Ellen bent over laughing as the audience abrupted into applause, though Howie insisted the moment was no laughing matter.

He exclaimed that the moment was “not a joke,” adding: “This is serious. She’s leaving and I’m gonna miss her.

“And I don’t want to go in to Target and buy a three-pack.”

Once Howie sat down, Ellen complimented his “great legs.”


He then shared that his favorite form of exercise is a daily walk, though admitted it’s “a sign of getting older.”

Howie said that younger people don’t meet up for walks, noting: “Now as an old guy I just walk nowhere.”

While the episode aired on Wednesday, Howie actually caught up with Ellen during filming on Tuesday.


Just one day later, the AGT judge was hospitalized after fainting.

Sources told TMZ that Howie was at a Starbucks in Woodland Hills, California, with his wife, Terry, and friends on Wednesday when he suddenly passed out.

The TV personality fell over and was then laid out on a cement bench.

Paramedics were called to the scene of the incident before he was rushed to a hospital in nearby Tarzana.

According to witnesses, the AGT judge was able to sit up by the time the LA Fire Department arrived.

Howie is believed to be a regular as the Starbucks location, as sources told TMZ that customers at the coffee shop knew him and were surprised to see him faint.

It was also reported that it's believed Howie fainted due to low blood sugar, and doctors are currently running tests on the star at the hospital.

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