Tracy Morgan has had his share of health issues, including diabetes and renal disease, over the past few years. About a year ago, the comedian underwent a kidney transplant and had to miss the tapings for a few “30 Rock” episodes, but he has since continued his career unabated. That is, he’s done so until very early this morning when Tracy passed out after a Sundance award ceremony where he gave a very slurred speech. Hopefully, he wasn’t just drunk:
Tracy Morgan was rushed to a hospital moments ago at the Sundance Film Festival — after the actor fell unconscious at an award ceremony … TMZ has learned.
Tracy was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah — and sources tell TMZ, he appeared extremely intoxicated during his award acceptance speech.
We’re told Tracy was escorted out of the building soon after his speech — and fell unconscious outside the building.
Law enforcement sources tell us, an ambulance was then dispatched to Tracy’s location.
We’re told Tracy was picked up and rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Calls to Tracy’s rep were not immediately returned.
Amy Roberts, a spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center, tells TMZ no drugs or alcohol were found in Tracy’s system upon medical evaluation.
Morgan’s rep, Lewis Kay, also released a statement saying, “From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention.”
Kay adds, “He is with his fiancée and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100% false.”
Well, it is entirely possible that Tracy really was suffering from altitude sickness and exhaustion, but he might have also had a drink or two before his speech. Perhaps it’s a combination of all three, but I do hope he wasn’t drinking at all because of the dangers associated with diabetic drinking. Luckily, he seems to be on the mend and has the best people possible working to get him there.
Here are Tracy with his fiancé, Megan Wollover, last October outside the Ed Sullivan theater before Tracy’s appearance on Letterman.
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