Tracy Morgan hospitalized after collapsing at Sundance Film Festival
Tracy Morgan was recently rushed to a hospital after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and is being treated for "a combination of exhaustion and altitude," his rep says.
The 43-year-old "30 Rock" actor and comedian Tweeted on Monday, January 23, a day after the event: "Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn. Thank U 2 the hospital staff. Back at work 2morrow shooting 30 Rock. Holla at me! Gotta thank the AMAZING medical staff and all my supporters! Love you. #GOgiants @Giants #ALLIN."
The annual independent film festival takes place in Park City, Utah, where the elevation is about 7,000 feet, and runs until January 29. Morgan is promoting the comedy film "Predisposed," which sees him playing a drug dealer named Sprinkles and also stars Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo. On Sunday, Morgan attended the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards to receive the Spotlight Initiative Award.
As he was leaving the building, he collapsed and was taken to the hospital, the Hollywood Reporter said.
"From a combination of exhaustion and altitude Tracy is seeking medical attention," his spokesperson said in a statement obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com. "He is with his fiance and is grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100 percent false."
The Hollywood Reporter had said that "during the dinner Morgan seemed out of control, yelling and falling onto the ground." Morgan briefly walked the red carpet before the event, but gave no interviews." His spokesperson had no immediate comment about the report.
Morgan is a Type 2 diabetic and underwent a kidney transplant in December 2010. He told TIME magazine in 2009 that he takes daily insulin injections to control his blood glucose levels. Severely elevated or decreased levels can cause a diabetic person to pass out and can also lead to serious health complications and even death.