Tracy Morgan Rushed to Hospital at Sundance Film Festival

Jan 23, 2012 1:06am
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Comedian and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan has been rushed to a hospital in Park City, Utah after falling over during an awards ceremony at the Sundance Film Festival.

Morgan was attending the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City where he was being honored with the Spotlight Initiative Award.

Morgan’s representative released a statement early Monday saying, “From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention … He is with his fiance and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100 percent false.”

Amy Roberts, a spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center said that no drugs or alcohol was found in Tracy’s system upon medical evaluation. Sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the former “Saturday Night Live” star “was acting extremely inebriated, yelling and falling onto the ground.”

Morgan was reportedly escorted outside by security personnel, and fell unconscious outside of the building. Law enforcement sources stated that an ambulance was dispatched to the scene.

 

Actor Cuba Gooding, Jr. told ABC News, “he’s alright, he’s fine,” after consulting with friends of Morgan.

The Creative Coalition is a nonprofit organization that “educates and mobilizes leaders in the arts community on issues of public importance, specifically in the areas of First Amendment rights, arts advocacy and public education.”

Morgan co-stars with Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo in the new film “Predisposed,” which is screening at the film festival. the star underwent a kidney transplant in December 2010.

ABC News’ Sheila Marikar contributed to this report.

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