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Howie Mandel Apologizes

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Howie Mandel is apologizing after he was criticized for making a joke about bulimia during an episode of “America’s Got Talent.”

The host commended contestant Steve Starr on his ability to swallow objects whole and bring them back up in one piece. Starr considers himself a “professional regurgitator.”

“You, sir, make bulimia entertaining,” Mandel joked to Starr, after saying his joke would “probably come out wrong.”

Howie Mandel apologizes

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Now Mandel is apologizing.

“I made a comment earlier, it’s live television, I wasn’t thinking,” he said. “I made light of bulimia, which is a very serious eating disorder and mental health issue. I deal with mental health all the time, and I did something stupid. I should never make light of it. I apologize to anybody that was offended. I’m not perfect, I make mistakes.”

The 59-year-old then tweeted out a similar apology. (RELATED: Petition Launched Against ‘Transphobic’ Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume)