Tracy Morgan falls ill at Sundance
January 23rd, 2012
11:19 AM ET

Tracy Morgan falls ill at Sundance

“30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan was rushed to the hospital on Sunday night after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival. The actor was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards and fell unconscious shortly after his acceptance speech, according to Variety.

Morgan’s rep confirmed to CNN that his client is being treated after falling ill during the event. CNN iReporter Chris Barrett captured footage of Morgan attending the awards ceremony on Sunday, about an hour before he passed out, Barrett tells CNN.

Barrett added that he thought the 43-year-old actor was injured. “It looked like he was limping on the way into the venue," Barrett says. "He was being held up by multiple people. I thought he had a sprained ankle initially."

However, Morgan's rep tells CNN that the actor sought medical attention thanks to "a combination of exhaustion and altitude." The rep adds that Morgan "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.”

Industry trade pub Variety claims that Morgan appeared to be intoxicated during the ceremony, but a hospital spokesperson corroborated his rep’s denial, saying no drugs or alcohol were found in Morgan’s system.

Morgan suffers from diabetes and had a kidney transplant in 2010.

soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Sam

    Diabetes, the disease of choice according to my physician. It runs in my family and I have choses not to have this disease and eat a very healthy diet. WHEN WILL PEOPLE LEARN??????

    February 2, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Dandey

    He collapsed because he's such a big idiot...

    January 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. roslyn

    Why somebody always have to b gay!Keeping you in my prayers

    January 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bob

    A gay black guy takes too much amil-nitrate trolls every gay cowboy bar with partner Redford and Sandusky. Why again do I care if he fell face down drunk and full of semen?

    January 23, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Superhiro

    Dang... that is honestly like the worst pic I've ever seen of Morgan.

    January 23, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joe

    Maybe he suddenly realized he himself is gay...

    January 23, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. madhater

    Crazy @ss nogga

    January 23, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Benn

    I dont care if he is gay or black or straight or green. Tracy Morgan is funny, tallented, and a very likeable guy. I hope he gets well soon.

    January 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ashley

      I couldn’t have said it any better. Props to you Benn for not being a judgmental ass.

      January 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ohbrother123

    and why is this news worthy?

    January 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fat Rat

    What?no 100,000 posts bashing the black guy? wow! U guys are getting soft i guess i will go to joepa blog and praise him and say how great a coach he was like everybody else

    January 23, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ?

    You mean-falls drunk.

    January 23, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ?

    Proof that God is gay, and doesn't take any crap.

    January 23, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |


    January 23, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  14. Raymundo

    I didn't know he was a pygmy? What the heck is wrong with him on that picture?

    January 23, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      He's Fat and Black. What else does it look like?

      January 23, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • LastoftheZucchiniFlowers

      He has significant periorbital edema which is not a good sign in someone who has had renal transplant. He must take anti-rejection meds and large doses of steroids to avoid GVHD and this requires a rigorous schedule. I wonder if he has been able to maintain this? Indeed, T2DM is the scourge of our time (yes, it does hit the AA population hard, but cauc. American is running a very close 2nd. If his kidneys are failing, this could be very serious indeed. I am certain too, that whatever familial discontent is percolating with his mother is making the process more difficult. I know he has good medical care, though, unlike so many other folks. Eat right fellow Americans, please!

      February 2, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |

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