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‘Good Burger’ Star Kel Mitchell Speaks Out Following Hospitalization

‘Good Burger’ Star Kel Mitchell Speaks Out Following Hospitalization

Beloved 90s Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell gave fans a health update in the wake of his sudden hospitalization on Tuesday night (November 7). The Good Burger star took to Instagram to express his gratitude for the outpouring of support he received as news of his health scare made its way across the internet.

The details surrounding Mitchell’s “frightening” hospitalization remain unknown, including the cause. Mitchell, however, appears to be in good spirits and well on the road to recovery, per his heartfelt statement.

“Grateful for the flood of prayers and positive vibes that surrounded me during a genuinely frightening time,” Mitchell wrote. “That scare was real, but so was the support. With the grace of God and the skill of the medical team, I’m now on the road to recovery at home, embraced by the love of my family.”

“Your kindness has been a lifeline, and I can’t thank you enough,” he continued. “Much love to each of you.”

News of Kel Mitchell’s hospitalization broke Tuesday night, when TMZ reported that he had been rushed to a Los Angeles emergency room. The 45-year-old actor received well wishes from fans and fellow stars alike, including Damon Wayans Jr. and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Kel Mitchell’s ‘Good Burger 2’ Airing November 22

Kel Mitchell’s health scare came mere days before the premiere of his new movie Good Burger 2, a long-awaited sequel to the wacky 1997 comedy, Good Burger. The sequel, premiering on Paramount+ on November 22, sees Mitchell and Kenan Thompson reunite, reprising their roles as Good Burger employees Dexter and Ed.

Back in March, Mitchell opened up about his excitement surrounding the revival of Good Burger and the enduring popularity of All That at the 90s Con Convention in Tampa.

“You know what’s surreal about it? It’s hearing the stories, and people say how it touched their hearts in ’94. And they still have a love for it. How they’re introducing it to their friends and then also introducing it to their kids, which is so awesome,” Mitchell told Entertainment Tonight.

“I mean, it’s like, five-year-olds having Good Burger birthdays and they weren’t even born in ’94,” he continued. “It just says a lot to the crew, the cast, the friendships of that time.”

As for Good Burger 2, Kel Mitchell gushed that it will be every bit as zany and fun as the original. “Ed is running the place, so you can imagine how that might go,” Mitchell explained. “Dexter’s still up to his crazy antics. And Good Burger might get into a little bit of trouble, but that’s all we can tell you at this point.”