“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan was rushed to a Utah hospital on Sunday after falling unconscious at an awards ceremony during the Sundance Film Festival.
Morgan was honored with an award at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah, when he seemed disoriented during his speech and was escorted out of the building a short time later, where he fell unconscious, according to TMZ.
The comedian was rushed by ambulance to the Park City Medical Center and a spokesperson for the hospital said that no drugs or alcohol were found in his system. A rep for the actor 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.”
The The Hollywood Reporter quoted unnamed sources saying that Morgan seemed out of control before accepting the Initiative Award, yelling and falling to the ground. Morgan received a kidney transplant two year ago and was at Sundance for a screening of the film “Predisposed,” in which he stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo. 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.