As many people know, the 59-year-old comedian is a germophobe and will not shake hands with anyone. During the performance, he was hypnotized and willingly shook hands with the contestant and all three of the other judges – Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howard Stern.
After getting a big red X from Howard, he eventually received four “yes” votes after Howie willingly shook his hand. Watch the full audition below!
Pictured inside: Howie and Mel watching the season premiere during a pajama party at the Ritz Carlton hotel that night in New York City.
Chris Jones: Howie Mandel Gets Hypnotized to Shake Hands