Chicago comedian Bernie Mac hospitalized

August 1, 2008 4:33:07 PM PDT
Chicago comedian Bernie Mac has been hospitalized for pneumonia. His publicist says that Mac, who lives in the south suburbs, is being treating at a Chicago hospital. He is apparently responding well to treatment and should be released soon.

The illness is not related to the 50-year-old's sarcoidosis, a chronic disease that can inflame tissue, particularly in the lungs.