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Germaphobe Howie Mandel Reveals How He's Coping During the Pandemic

Germaphobe Howie Mandel Reveals How He's Coping During the Pandemic

Howie Mandel is revealing how he’s holding during the pandemic!

The 64-year-old America’s Got Talent judge – and germaphobe – says that he’s taking extra measures nowadays to cope with his OCD.

“I’m on medication,” Howie shared with Page Six. “I’m moving my therapist into a whole new tax bracket on the phone. Some people call it a pandemic, I call it ‘told ya!’”

Back in early March when the pandemic first began, Howie arrived at a taping of AGT wearing a hazmat suit and gas mask.

“I felt responsible in the beginning for the shortage of PPE because I’d been hoarding gloves and masks and hazmat suits for the last 50 years but I’ve given them all away,” Howie continued. “I can’t wait for this to be over.”

“I live freaked out,” Howie said about living with OCD. “This is what is in my head each and every day, every hour of my 64 years on earth. This is it. This is my nightmare, this is how I live and now the world has joined me in my nightmare. I hope we wake up and it’s just mine and not everyone’s. I take no solace in the fact that I was ahead of the curve.”

New episodes of America’s Got Talent season 15 air on Tuesdays at 8pm ET on NBC.

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