“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan was rushed to hospital after falling unconscious at the Sundance Film Festival.
Morgan seemed disoriented when he received an award at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Utah. According to TMZ, he was escorted out of the building a short time later, where he fell unconscious.
The comedian was rushed by ambulance to the Park City Medical Center. While a spokesperson for the hospital said that no drugs or alcohol were found in his system, “unnamed sources” (according to the Hollywood Reporter) say he was out of control “yelling and falling”.
Morgan has diabetes and received a kidney transplant two years ago. His publicist denied that Morgan — a recovering alcoholic who was arrested twice for driving under the influence in 2005 and 2006 — appeared intoxicated at the festival. He released a statement explaining, “from a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention … He is with his fiancée and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100 percent false.”
Morgan’s was with co-stars Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo at Sundance for the screening of their flick ”Predisposed”.