Bad Food, High Heat Fell Schneider

Comedian Rob Schneider collapsed while filming his latest comedy, but is now well enough to tackle a third "Deuce Bigalow" if necessary.

The actor was shooting the film "Big Stan" at a women's prison in Stockton when he collapsed from food poisoning and heat exhaustion, report news sources.

"The combination of bad food and the heat just hit him," said publicist Shara Koplowitz on Thursday. "He's back on the set directing today."

She had no details about what he ate.

Stockton, a northern California town just 80 miles east of San Francisco, lies in the San Joaquin Valley where temperatures have passed 100 degrees recently. Firefighters have been called to set several times this month for cases of heat exhaustion.

In "Big Stan," Schneider plays the titular con man who lands in prisoon for fraud and must learn martial arts to defend himself from other inmates.

Schneider, 42, last starred in the baseball comedy "The Benchwarmers." His other credits include "Surf Ninjas," "Judge Dredd," "Deuce Bigalow," "The Animal" and "The Hot Chick."

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