As readers of ScreenCrave may have noticed over the weekend, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival is currently in full swing, which means a deluge of films, press conferences, interviews, reviews, snow… and, apparently, celebrity health emergencies. At least in the case of Tracy Morgan, who collapsed into unconsciousness on Sunday night outside of a Sundance event.
The 30 Rock and former Saturday Night Live comedian fainted outside of the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards in Park City, Utah on Sunday night, where he had just finished giving a speech after giving an acceptance speech at the event.
An ambulance was called and took the star “to a nearby hospital for treatment and he was joined by his fiancée Megan Wollover.”
Due to Morgan’s troubled medical history (which involves alcohol abuse with diabetes and a kidney transplant), many in the media were quick to assume Morgan may have been abusing alcohol at the event. However, Lewis Kay, Morgan’s representative, “has put the incident down to exhaustion and altitude sickness and dismissed reports which suggested the star had been drinking.” Kay also states that any accusation that Morgan may have been drinking are completely false. Hang in there, Tracy.
What do you think of the Tracy Morgan news?