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Rob Schneider deliberately triggered Howie Mandel's OCD live on TV and told him to 'get over it'

Rob Schneider deliberately triggered Howie Mandel's OCD live on TV and told him to 'get over it'

In a 2005 TV appearance, Rob Schneider shook Howie Mandel's hand while telling him to 'get over' OCD.

Howie Mandel is a US TV icon at this point after being on our TV screens since 1978. Yep, I know - really that long.

From being a judge on America's Got Talent to his days hosting Deal or No Deal, Mandel really has been around the block.

As a result, he has spent countless hours on our TV screens, though perhaps the most memorable one is not exactly the most pleasant one for the TV star.

While guesting hosting Live with Regis and Kelly back in 2005, Mandel had a rather unpleasant altercation with guest Rob Schneider.

During his career, Mandel has spoken openly about his obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) diagnosis, something which can take many forms.

For example, Mandel often does not shake hands with anyone he meets, often opting to exchange fist pumps when he comes into contact with people.

Well, during that 2005 TV appearance, Schneider forcefully shook Mandel's hand as he took to the stage on the chat show, yelling 'I got him' in the process.

Schneider then continued to tease Mandel about his condition telling to 'get over it', before an audience member chucked over some hand sanitizer for him to use.

The interview between Howie Mandel and Rob Schneider is certainly an uncomfortable watch.

The interview then continued as normal, though many in the audience were evidently shocked by what had just happened.

The clip has resurfaced on social media platforms such as Reddit in recent months, with some who even have first hand experience of what it's like to live with OCD providing their views.

"As someone that has OCD this is honestly infuriating. I can’t imagine the hand sanitizer helped much, there’s still an icky feeling there and nothing really helps," one person penned.

While a second added: "I don’t know who the female host is (sorry, not from the US) but she did a great job sticking up for Howie. It seems like she genuinely understands the disorder."

Mandel has done a bunch of interviews over the years where he has opened up about his OCD and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis'.

Howie Mandel has been candid about his OCD diagnosis in the past.
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Writing in Attitude in 2022, Mandel wrote: "After I impulsively revealed that I have OCD on a talk show, I was devastated. I often do things without thinking. That’s my ADHD talking. Out in public, after I did the show, people came to me and said, 'Me, too'. They were the most comforting words I’ve ever heard. Whatever you’re dealing with in life, know that you’re not alone.

"Adults should know that it’s never too late to seek help for ADHD. I hope that sharing my story encourages people to get that help. I didn’t let ADHD prevent me from achieving my goals, and neither should you."

UNILAD has contacted representatives of Schneider for comment.

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Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, US News