Tracy Morgan is an overweight black comic who lives on the edge of health and sanity, and should probably have a doctor assigned to him 24-7 so we don’t lose another one. He was attending the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday, and after accepting the Spotlight Initiative Award, he collapsed following his speech and was rushed to the hospital.
After his speech, he was escorted out of the building, where he collapsed and was taken to the hospital.
Morgan was take to Park City Medical Center and his current condition in unknown. A spokeswoman for the hospital stated that no drugs or alcohol were found in Tracy’s system upon medical evaluation.
Morgan’s rep released a statement after the actor was hospitalized: “From a combination of exhaustion and altitude, Tracy is seeking medical attention.”
If it’s not drugs and alcohol, don’t say “exhaustion,” you moron. Has anyone you know ever been hospitalized for “exhaustion?” Everyone knows exhaustion means “booze and drugs.”
Sources tell THR 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.
Well yeah, but that sounds normal. That’s part of his appeal, really. Did he pull his shirt up and slap his belly? “TRACY! TRACY! Are you okay? If you can hear me, pull your shirt up and slap your belly! We need to know you’re okay!”
“He is with his fiance and grateful to the Park City Medical Center for their care. Any reports of Tracy consuming alcohol are 100% false,” added Morgan’s rep. [THR]
Tracy Morgan is a diabetic and received a kidney transplant two years ago, so hopefully this was just some kind of insulin reaction. Although I’m not sure not being able to manage your insulin is any better for your long-term health than drinking and drugs. Either way, I hope to one day be important enough that people will say that I “collapsed” from drinking, instead of the current “oh look, that guy fell down.”