UPDATE: As of 8:15 pm CT, Bernie’s condition is unchanged from “very, very critical”. Comedian Bernie Mac was rushed to the hospital Friday suffering from complications due to pneumonia. At the time, reports were just that he was in the hospital. Now, it seems Bernie is a in much more dire situation.

The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that as of a few hours ago, Bernie Mac was still alive. According to the latest news report. Bernie Mac is in a hospital, in Chicago with pneumonia. The Sun-Times reports that Bernie was in “very, very critical” condition late Saturday at a Chicago hospital, according to a source who knows the comedian’s family. Prank calls to radio stations had news spreading around the net that Bernie had died.

His publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement that the 50-year-old comedian is responding well to treatment. Smith said the pneumonia isn’t related to an inflammatory lung disease, sarcoidosis, that Mac also has. That condition, according to the AP, has been in remission since 2005. Bernie’s most recent gig was a big fundraiser dinner in Chicago for Barack Obama. Snarkista sends her prayers out for Bernie and his family. Get well, Bernie!

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