July 29, 2008 / 6:00 AM / 12 years ago

Kelsey Grammer to remain in hospital overnight

Actor Kelsey Grammer in a file photo. Grammer is back in hospital with an irregular heartbeat, two months after suffering a heart attack the actor has said nearly killed him, a celebrity news program reported on Monday. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Television star Kelsey Grammer, who suffered a recent heart attack, will remain in a New York hospital overnight after checking in earlier on Monday when he was feeling faint, his representative said.

Grammer’s spokesman Stan Rosenfield said the 53-year-old actor, who gained fame on TV sitcoms “Cheers” and “Frasier,” was taken to the hospital this morning by his wife Camille and he was undergoing tests to determine the cause.

Grammer did not suffer an irregular heartbeat as had been reported by some celebrity media outlets, Rosenfield said.

In late May, Grammer felt chest pains while paddle-boarding with his wife in Hawaii, and he was taken to a hospital where it was determined he had suffered a heart attack. He was released on June 4 after spending four days under care.

The actor has seemed to be in good health in recent days as he has been out promoting his new movie “Swing Vote,” about a U.S. presidential election. It hits theaters on Friday.

Grammer gained fame portraying the snooty but lovable psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane for 20 years, first as a supporting player on the NBC comedy hit “Cheers” and then as the star of his own Emmy-winning spinoff series, “Frasier.”

His heart attack came three weeks after he learned the Fox network was canceling his latest show, “Back to You,” in which he played a pompous, womanizing TV news anchor. The series only made it for one season.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Bob Tourtellotte

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