Update: Williams is going to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery a la Barbara Bush. He should be just fine.
Our colleagues at the Herald are reporting that Robin Williams, who canceled two shows at the Seminole Hard Rock due to health issues, is in intensive care in a Miami hospital with a serious respiratory or heart ailment. We contacted his publicist but haven't heard back yet. In the meantime, here's the official press release from his website:
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:
MARCH 3, 2009 NEW YORK, NY – Robin Williams has postponed four upcoming performances of his one-man comedy show entitled “Weapons of Self-Destruction.” The comedian was scheduled to perform at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Wednesday, March 4th, and Thursday, March 5th, at the UCF Arena in Orlando, Florida on Friday, March 6th and at the Sundome in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, March 7th. Williams was experiencing shortness of breath and is currently being evaluated by doctors who are recommending a week of rest.
The four shows will be rescheduled and new dates will be announced shortly. Tickets for all performances will be honored once the new dates are set.
Robin Williams “Weapons of Self-Destruction” resumes previously scheduled tour dates starting with the March 11th show in Jacksonville, Florida.
Williams has been on a sold-out 80-city comedy tour since September 2008 which will continue throughout the Spring 2009 including sold-out dates on Broadway.