Comedian Tracy Morgan, who is living with diabetes, collapsed after an awards ceremony at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday and was rushed to a local hospital.
According to reports, the actor fell unconscious and was rushed to nearby Park City Medical Centre, shortly after accepting the Spotlight Initiative award at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah.
At the time of initial incident, “sources” said hat Morgan appeared “extremely intoxicated” during his acceptance speech, appearing “out of control, yelling and falling onto the ground.” However, Amy Roberts, a spokeswoman for Park City Medical Center, told reporters that neither drugs or alcohol were found in the comedian’s system.
“From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention,” a rep for the 43-year-old said in a statement released to press. “He is with his fiancée [Megan Wallover] and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100 per cent false.”
The photographer asked Tracy Morgan just before he boarded the plane last night if diabetes or alcohol played a part in his 911 emergency at Sundance, when he fell into unconsciousness.
Tracy responded, “The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn.”
Morgan’s rep had previously released a statement saying the star’s collapse was the result of “a combination of exhaustion and altitude.”