December 19, 2007 / 2:55 PM / 10 years ago

David Gest in hospital with chest pains

LONDON (Reuters) - David Gest, the reality TV show contestant and former husband of actress Liza Minnelli, was admitted to a London hospital with severe chest pains on Wednesday, his spokesman said.

The 54-year-old American was taken to hospital after complaining of breathing problems in the early hours.

“David is stable and receiving the best medical attention,” the spokesman said. “We are awaiting a further update from doctors.”

There were no further details about his condition. He is recovering in a private hospital in the capital.

The music producer’s public profile grew last year after he appeared in the jungle-based British reality TV show “I‘m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!”

He went on to act as a judge on the talent search show “Grease Is The Word” and appeared in a pantomime called “The Twisted Carol” in west London this week.

He is due to tour Britain early next year with a musical about his life, “David Gest Is Nuts.”

Reporting by Peter Griffiths, editing by Paul Casciato

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